Home Attic Insulation & Energy Efficiency Services
Attic Insulation & Efficiency Services
Your attic does much more for your home than storing your Christmas decorations. It is designed to provide a protective barrier for your home from cold, heat and humidity. But in order for your attic to do its job, it must be properly insulated.
Efficiency experts estimate that 90% of single family homes in the US are under-insulated. If your attic isn’t insulated or hasn’t been insulated for years, it could compromise your home’s safety, efficiency and comfort.
If your duct work is exposed or you can see the rafters in your attic, you need more insulation!
Benefits of Insulating Your Attic
Lower Utility Bills
Heating and cooling account for 50 to 70 percent of the energy used in the average American home. If your home is uninsulated or under-insulated, you’ll spend extra money trying to maintain comfortable temperatures. The amount of money you will save may depend on a number of factors, including your family’s lifestyle, your home’s design and your type of heating system, but you can expect big energy savings which translate to big dollar savings. In fact, the average homeowner can save about $780 a year.
Less HVAC Wear and Tear
Older homes tend to be drafty, and poor insulation can cause your heating and cooling systems to work overtime to maintain an even temperature. These temperature swings can become even more exaggerated in homes where ductwork runs through the attic. Proper attic insulation prevents cool air from lingering at the lower levels while heat rises, resulting in less and tear on your HVAC unit. With less heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter, you’ll reduce your family’s reliance on your home’s heating and cooling systems while maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures year-round.
Better Indoor Air Quality
Outdoor pollutants such as dust, dirt, mold, and mildew can enter your home through air leaks caused by poor insulation. As time passes, the accumulation of these airborne toxins can seriously compromise your indoor air quality and negatively affect your family’s health. Insulating your attic prevents these pollutants from spreading throughout your home, allowing your family to breathe easier and enjoy a cleaner indoor environment. In addition, installing new insulation can remove pollutants that may have lived on your old insulation.
Better Indoor Comfort
Heat naturally flows from warmer to cooler places. And even homes that are equipped with modern heating and cooling systems can cause severe temperature fluctuations when under-insulated. This means that the home can become hot or cold more quickly when the temperature changes outside, and that rooms on upper floors may differ in temperature significantly from those on lower floors. A temperature difference of 10 to 15 degrees between floors in your home is a sure sign that your home has too little insulation. Most bedrooms in U.S. homes are located on upper floors, so adding insulation is a great way to ensure comfort at night and in the early morning, when temperatures are at their lowest.
Attic Insulation & Efficiency Services with Strikeforce
Proper Attic Ventilation
Our team at Strikeforce understands that maximizing good ventilation in your attic is of the utmost importance. Inadequate ventilation in the attic can cause air flow to become stagnant. This can lead the attic to become hotter than normal in the spring and summer and trapped moisture which can lead to growth and build up. In order to lower utility costs during warm seasons, your attic must remain cooler. Let our specialists implement proper ventilation in your attic to significantly reduce energy costs and extend the life of the roof cover.
Appropriate Kitchen and Bathroom Ventilation
Some older and even a few newer homes feature exhaust vents originating in bathrooms and kitchens that terminate in the attic space. Venting to an attic space can result in moisture, dirty insulation, and grease build up in the attic. Our team knows the importance of having all exhaust vents reach the exterior of your building’s structure and releasing particles outside. Allow our technicians to assess your ventilation setu and improve it for long-term air quality in your attic
Installation and Replacement of Attic Insulation
As building code has improved over the years so has the attic insulation in homes. There are currently still many older homes out there with 2″-4″ of insulation in their attics. Some of these houses have attics with no insulation at all. Most attics require at least a foot or more of attic insulation to keep the home cool or warm. Our team is well-equipped to determine your insulation needs and install insulation to keep you and your loved ones warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Removal and Replacement of Damaged Ductwork
A single pesky rodent can destroy an attic in just a few short weeks. Outside of just leaving waste, they can significantly tear up ductwork and insulation. Let Strikeforce address your issues before they spiral out of control, by removing and replacing any worn or damaged ductwork in your attic while also properly sealing off all ventilation points.
Contact Strikeforce HVAC for Attic Insulation
Properly insulated attics could decrease energy usage 30-50% in most cases. The return on investment can be seen in as little as 1 year! Contact StrikeForce today for a comprehensive Energy Audit. This can be the first step in making your home more efficient and saving your hard earned money!