When installing a new air conditioning unit, it is important to make sure that your attic is sufficiently insulated. Uneven or poor attic insulation can lead to hot and cold spots in your house and a higher AC bill. A well-insulated attic is the best way to increase your home’s energy efficiency. Here are a couple reasons why.
Less heat can escape
Attic insulation adds effective resistance against hot or cold air trying to escape your home. An attic that is poorly insulated allows for more hot or cold air to escape. This will result in your home not being the desired temperature because air is escaping through the attic. Since heat can escape anywhere, it possible that you may also be losing heat through the attack or crawl space if they are not properly insulated. It is important to make sure all areas of your home are properly insulted – attic, walls, basements and crawl spaces.
Saves you money
If heat is escaping through your attic, you are losing money. When a home is not being properly warmed due to a poorly insulated attic, it might cause home owners to crank up the heat even more during cold spells. This is causing your electric bill to increase while you are not receiving the air temperature you’d like. Proper attic insulation will prevent warm air from escaping and lead to monthly savings.
A properly insulated attic ensures that you are getting what you paid for. It ensures that the temperature you put your thermostat on is what the temperature of your home will be. Instead of hot or cold air escaping through the attic, it will be properly dispersed throughout your home. King Heating and Cooling is happy to offer insulation during a new air conditioner install to ensure that your home will be energy efficient.
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