Larry Janesky, owner and president of Dr. Energy Saver, explains how the "stack effect" can make an uninsulated attic a huge source of energy loss.
Heat passes all too easily through a poorly insulated attic. In the winter, heated interior air rises naturally by convection and escapes into the attic through numerous air leaks. Conductive heat loss through the cold ceiling makes rooms directly beneath the attic even colder.
The problem reverses on a hot summer day, as attic temperatures rise to the 140 degree range and heat moves into your living space, creating uncomfortably hot rooms that are expensive to cool. In many homes, these overheated rooms are bedrooms, adding to the homeowner's frustrations.
If you're worried about insufficient attic insulation in your home, your local Dr. Energy Saver dealer can help! Our experts will evaluate your attic and recommend the best solutions to improve your energy efficiency.
Cellulose insulation is the ideal way to upgrade attic insulation and improve R-value.
The U.S. Department of Energy recommends homes in southern climates have 13-14 inches (R-38) of insulation, while homes in northern climates should have 16-18 inches (R-49). However, according the Insulation Institute, an incredible 90% of homes are under-insulated.
That means homeowners everywhere are losing money and dealing with uncomfortable temperatures in their houses. Unless you've recently had an insulation upgrade, your home is likely among them. Unfortunately, local building codes only stipulate minimum performance standards, which are far below what home energy experts recognize as necessary today, which is part of how this problem has become so widespread.
At Dr. Energy Saver, we understand how to take care of insulation problems in your attic. Here's how we fix your home:
An attic insulation upgrade can cut your heating & cooling costs by as much as 40%! More importantly, it will restore comfort to rooms that get too hot or too cold at different times of the year, and it's a once and done upgrade that won't wear out or require maintenance.
If you're in search of a more comfortable, cost-effective home, checking attic insulation is a great place to start. Dr. Energy Saver contractors excel in solutions for all kinds of attic insulation problems.
Whether you need air sealing, spray foam, blown cellulose, or any other insulation solution, we can help. Contact Dr. Energy Saver today to schedule a free estimate with your local dealer!