Can attic insulation help with your home’s AC efficiency?
We all know that an AC checkup from the professional team at Wagner is one of the best ways to ensure you’re getting the best energy efficiency in the summer. However, there’s another thing to consider for your home: checking your attic insulation. In this blog, we’ll explain why.
Air is always escaping through your roof
When the temperature inside the attic is cool, warm air from the outside enters the attic. The opposite happens during the winter season when the warm air inside the house escapes to the outside. In both the scenarios, HVAC system has to work hard to keep the rooms at the desired temperature.
What is the problem with your insulation?
Inefficient insulation makes your heating and cooling systems work harder to cool or heat the house per degree. This results in increased wear-and-tear, putting your system at risk of a breakdown. It can also increase your energy bill and lead to uncomfortable temperatures.
By insulating the attic, air will be trapped inside your home to a better degree, helping ensure efficient heating and cooling by the HVAC system.
Attic insulation has its benefits
Attic is the prime location from where the house loses most of the warm air during the winter and cool air during summers. The warm air escapes from the house during the winter months while the cool air becomes warm due to the influx of outside air during the summer months.
Attic insulation can effectively solve the problem. Insulating the attic can prevent air leakage. It will seal the leaks and prevent release of air from the house. This will ensure optimum operation of the HVAC unit. But that is not the only benefit of attic insulation.
Efficient operation of the heating and cooling unit will result in reduced energy bills. What’s more it will result in reduce wear and tear due to which you will experience less frequent repairs. The amount invested in installing or improving the attic insulation will be repaid in a matter of a few years.
The exact amount of savings depends on the usage patterns, the type of HVAC unit, and the condition of existing insulation. Generally, you could save about 20 percent due to efficient cooling and heating on account of improved attic insulation. So, if your annual bills amount to $1000, insulation of the attic will result in savings of about $200.
So, is it worth it?
Attic insulation costs about $175 – $325 for a typical attic with 500 square foot area. The costs will be more than worth it due to increased efficiency of the HVAC unit and reduced bills.
Another way to save? Schedule an AC checkup with the pros at Wagner
Attic insulation matters. However, you should also consider scheduling an AC checkup with the team at Wagner. This will not only ensure optimal efficiency of your cooling system, but also help you avoid needing major repairs.
For your AC checkup in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, contact Wagner. Our experienced and certified technicians utilize expert tools to perform a through checkup of the HVAC system.
Our professional technician will detect and resolve all kinds of problems that arise with the system. Whether it’s complex or simple repair task, you can count on our experienced and courteous technicians to do the job for you.