When you live in the New Jersey area, you face extremes of temperature in the summer and the winter. These extremes often mean that you’re heating and cooling bills can be very high. One way to reduce these costs is by adding insulation to your attic.

Attic insulation comes in many forms, from blown-in insulation to large batts that you can lay down. Even if you have attic insulation already, you simply may not have enough. Here’s a quick rundown on how adequate attic insulation can prevent energy loss.

Rising heat in winter During the winter, you can spend a great deal of money and energy heating your home. One of the ways that you can lose your energy and money is by having the heat that your heating system generates seep out into the winter air, through an uninsulated attic. Heat rises, so your attic is one of the primary sources of energy loss in your home. Adequate attic insulation can greatly reduce your energy loss and save you money. It’ll keep your heat where it belongs.

Rising heat in summer Heat also rises in the summer, so your attic also serves as a giant heat sink for your home. The heat that rises to your attic can build there and cause your air conditioning system to work overtime against this excessive heat. By adding adequate attic insulation, you can protect your home from this unconditioned space.

Radiating heat Another way that heat transfers from your attic to your home is by radiation. The floor surface in the attic likely also is the ceiling of your home’s top-floor living space. If there is no insulation or inadequate attic insulation, then the heat that seeps in through your roof can radiate directly into your living space. Getting your attic insulation right is a vital part of maintaining your home’s comfort, while also saving you money on your energy bills.

For more information on insulation, or other ways in which you can conserve energy, contact the experts at Pipe Works Services. We will be happy to help! Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about attic insulation and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. Pipe Works Services serves Chatham, NJ, and the surrounding areas.

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