New England summers can get surprisingly hot, and in most homes, just a floor or window fan isn’t enough to keep you cool. It can be a challenge to keep your home cool, but it doesn’t have to be. Air conditioning will be a must down the line, but let’s start with the top of your home, in the attic, and see what we can do. Many know of the winter benefits of insulation, but did you know it helps in the summer? It has many benefits, from helping to keep you comfortable in keeping your energy bills in control.
Insulation is something that most homeowners don’t understand very well, but it is actually a simple product with straightforward applications. Attic insulation is used to prevent energy loss through the top of your home. This means heat lost in the winter and air conditioning lost in the summer. It can reduce the energy lost by up to 25%.
First, you’ll have to have your current situation inspected by a trusted insulation contractor like our team at Anderson Insulation of Maine. We will see what insulation or lack of you are currently dealing with. Then we will make sure that roof ventilation like soffits and vents exists to helped keep the home ventilated. Then we will match you with the best insulation material for your home and professionally install it. Once you have your attic properly insulated, you’ll be seeing the benefits immediately.
Attics are often one of the most poorly insulated parts of homes. We often little insulation, poor insulation, or none at all. It’s crucial to make sure that this space is insulated well because, in conjunction with ventilation, it helps you keep the energy that you’re paying for. Insulation also prevents mold and mildew from growing, so you can store things in your attic without them being damaged. In the winter, it can prevent dangerous ice dams from forming on your roof and weakening it. It also stops large icicles from forming, which can be problematic to walk near.
Without proper insulation, your air conditioning bills will skyrocket this summer. Especially as temperatures continue to climb, you’ll feel the effects in your home. Our team at Anderson Insulation of Maine can help if your home isn’t properly insulated. Contact us today to learn more. We offer spray foam, cellulose, and fiberglass insulation for homeowners in New England. All options are terrific, but we specialize in spray foam and recommend that for most homes.