While Birmingham, AL, doesn’t normally see the extreme cold temperatures that the upper portion of the country experiences every winter, heating is still needed during the winter months. Using a heating system is essential, but proper insulation will keep in the heat you’re paying for. Below are five benefits of attic insulation.
1. Improved Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality plays a significant factor in your health and the health of your loved ones. Indoor air pollutants trigger asthma and allergy symptoms as well as headaches and other respiratory issues. Pollutants enter your home from the outside through air leaks, but proper insulation, especially in the attic, guard against outdoor air pollutants.
2. Increases Home Value
When you’re looking to increase the value of your home, insulation is one thing that homeowners may forget to consider. High R-value insulation reduces energy costs and keeps your home at a comfortable temperature.
3. Increases HVAC Efficiency
When you have poor insulation in the home, your HVAC system needs to work harder to keep your home warm. When your HVAC system has to work harder, this increases the wear and tear of your system, causing it to wear out sooner, and costing you more money.
4. Prevents Moisture Damage
Proper insulation protects your home from structural damage brought on by moisture, such as high humidity levels within the home. High moisture content within the home rots away at the walls and framing within your home.
5. Saves Money
Proper, high-quality attic insulation not only reduces your heating and cooling costs by up to 30% but saves you money in other areas as well. With properly installed insulation, you’ll see a return on your investment within a few years.
Don’t let the lack of proper attic insulation impact the future of your home. Contact One Source Heating & Cooling today to have our specialists install attic insulation that meets the needs of your family and protects your home for years to come.
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