Many VA homeowners are invested in keeping their homes cool and comfortable. Often, if a home isn’t sufficiently cool, the first guess is that something is the matter with your home’s heating and cooling system. The truth is, even the best-equipped heating and cooling systems are at the mercy of your home’s insulation and integrity of its building envelope.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways that good attic insulation can improve the comfort and efficiency of your home.
What are the Benefits of Upgrading Attic Insulation?
A well-insulated home often correlates to a more comfortable home because it decreases the exchange of heat from inside and outside your house. When a home has sufficient insulation that’s been correctly installed by an expert, you and your family will benefit from a number of outcomes:
- Lower utility bills
- Fewer and smaller (if any!) drafts
- Reliable indoor temperatures
- Less wear and tear on your heating and cooling system(s)
Does Insulation Work in Every Season?
Many homeowners assume that insulation helps only in the wintertime because of the common misconception that it’s designed to hold heat inside. Because of this and our warm Virginia climate, some homeowners don’t recognize the year-round value of good insulation.
Insulation’s actual purpose is to prevent the movement of heat, which means that it stops heat from infiltrating your home in the summer, while also keeping heat inside your house in the cooler seasons. This means that a well-insulated home will be more comfortable year-round, and help your systems avoid working harder than they need to cool infiltrating temperatures.
How Much Insulation Does my Virginia Attic need?
It can be a real challenge to know, as a homeowner, how much insulation your home needs to achieve maximum comfort. There are tools to make this task easier, like this one from the EPA that will tell you recommended home insulation R–values for your area.
That said, an insulation technician will be able to confidently assess your home’s insulation needs without a shadow of doubt. The team at Worley’s has been trained to expertly install attic insulation in your Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and the Newport News-area home.
Worley’s services include loose fill cellulose insulation installation on attic floors, and closed-cell spray foam on attic rafters for a complete seal appropriate for our climate.
Why is it Important to Air Seal Your Attic?
The Worley’s team are huge advocates for custom insulation installation paired with air sealing because of the enormous value this combination provides. Common outcomes of adding attic insulation and air sealing are:
- Reduced energy consumption
- Increased comfort levels
- Improved indoor air quality and home safety
- An overall boost in home efficiency
Preserve Your Home’s Systems
Worley’s is proud to have you covered with any service you could need for your home! Looking for more ways to improve the comfort of your home? A major benefit of good insulation and air sealing is how much more efficient your heating and cooling systems are as a result.
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