Insulating the attic in a pitched roof home is often overlooked when considering how energy efficient a home can be. It is one of the most accessible places to add insulation and gives back year-round. The EPA estimates that “homeowners can save an average of 15% on heating and cooling costs by air sealing their homes and adding insulation in attics.” Here are three specific reasons why you should consider attic insulation:
Save Money on Bills
Firstly, you’ll save money on your energy bill year-round. Most homes naturally have tiny cracks in their construction material, allowing for small leaks where air can escape. This causes HVAC systems to work much harder to compensate. With insulation, these gaps will fill and be blocked off, keeping warm air from escaping in the winter or hot air from entering in the summer. Blown-in insulation also has a typical lifespan of 20 to 30 years, so it’s an investment that will also likely pay for itself in a few years.
Improve Indoor Air Quality and Comfort
Poor air quality can lead to bad health outcomes. The home air leaks mentioned above also allow for contaminants such as smog, tobacco smoke, or gases from vehicle exhausts to enter. By insulating your attic, you’ll prevent these harmful gases from spreading, thus helping your family breathe easier and enjoy cleaner indoor air.
Increased Home Value
History has shown that proper attic insulation will increase your home’s market value, helping you recoup your investment. In fact, adding insulation can provide a return on investment of up to 116%. Not to mention that regardless of when, it’s always wise to tackle a home improvement project that can yield a profit, even if you don’t plan to immediately sell the home.
Ensuring your home is comfortable throughout the year is vital, especially during harsh winters and scorching summers. If you reside in the Albuquerque or Rio Rancho area and would like a free estimate for attic insulation, don’t hesitate to contact Affordable Service, Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling. Attic insulation can assist you in saving money and improving air quality while increasing your property’s overall value. Contact us today to learn more and get a free estimate for adding insulation to your home!