How to Make Your Attic More Energy EfficientHow to Make Your Attic More Energy Efficient
Creating an energy-smart attic is a three-pronged process:
1. Insulation. The insulation in your attic works all year-long to help prevent heat from escaping the heated living spaces in your home in winter and from seeping into your air conditioned living spaces during summer. Make sure it's applied consistently throughout your attic, with no holes or thin patches. If you're thinking of adding more or are unsure if your insulation was properly installed, call today for a free inspection.
2. Ventilation. I know what you're thinking: we just improved the attic insulation, and now we're going to turn on a fan? Not exactly. Proper attic ventilation helps prevent the buildup of summer heat, as well as indoor moisture caused by things like showers, laundry and cooking. However, to achieve the right mix of insulation and ventilation, it's a good idea to consult a professional.
3. Radiant heat barrier. For homes in sunny locations, a radiant heat barrier can significantly reduce temperatures in your attic, so your air conditioner doesn’t have to work so hard to keep your home comfortable. It's a safe, reflective coating that's sprayed onto the underside of your roof deck. Our SolaShield® formulation blocks up to 80% of radiant heat from the sun!
Using these three techniques together—insulation, ventilation and a radiant heat barrier—can help you achieve greater energy efficiency. But what does that really mean? It could mean lower heating and cooling costs for years to come. You may enjoy greater comfort, since a well-insulated home is easier to heat and coo. You might also prolong the useful life of your HVAC system because it won't have to work as hard to maintain your preferred temperature and could reduce future breakdowns.
Talk to a comfort advisor at ARS®/Rescue Rooter® today about our three-pronged energy saving Efficient Attic System®, or to schedule a home energy audit today. We're available at: 1-800-277-9400.