At one time, I considered the attic nothing more than a storage space.
- Having a full attic provides the perfect location for clothing my kids have grown out of, photo albums, extra furniture, suitcases and Christmas decorations.
While I noticed that the attic tended to feel harshly hot in the Summer and especially frosty in the winter, I never gave it much thought, and a little over a year ago, when the Heating and Air Conditioning business was completing maintenance on the furnace, I complained about the cost of my energy bills; The business commanded numerous energy saving measures, including attic insulation, i had no idea if my attic was insulated or not. She said that the attic is genuinely designed as a barrier against the outdoor conditions. A respectfully insulated attic helps to reduce the workload of the furnace and cooling system, since warm air tends to migrate to cooler locations, an attic that isn’t sealed tight can lead to a great deal of energy waste, however living in Lee’s Summit, MO, heating and cooling are essential nearly all year round, then my buddy and I deal with rapidly changing temperatures in the downsides plus the triple digits. The cost of running the furnace and cooling system is considerable. An inspection of the attic revealed that the insulation was unacceptable and had been degraded by rodents and moisture. I hired the Heating and Air Conditioning dealer to tear out the old insulation and install new. I instantly noticed an improvement. The attic is no longer severely hot or frosty, and there’s been a decrease in the cost of my energy bills.