Sure, the attic is at the top of your house–but is it always top-of-mind? For many homeowners, the answer is no. Many overlook the importance of high-quality attic insulation, but it is one of the most important things you can do to improve the comfort of your home and decrease your energy bills.
Upgrade your home’s comfort, air quality, and energy efficiency with attic insulation installation from the award-winning experts at NYS Energy Audits. What we can get done in a day will benefit you for decades to come!
Benefits of Attic Insulation
Proper attic insulation is most effective when combined with air sealing, which ensures air cannot enter or exit the home through cracks and gaps. When insulation and air sealing are used together, homeowners experience:
- Lower energy bills
- More consistent temperatures throughout the home
- Less stress on heating and cooling systems
- Improved air quality
- Year-round home comfortability
And, by using blown-in cellulose insulation, homeowners can reap additional benefits. Recycled cellulose is both non-toxic and environmentally friendly, and leaves no gaps or voids when installed properly. It’s also a fire-retardant that helps protect your family if there is a fire in your home.
How Does Attic Insulation Work?
To understand how attic insulation works, you first need to understand the stack effect, which describes how air moves through a building. When it’s cold outside, warm air inside rises, escaping through underinsulated and leaky parts of your attic and pulling cold outdoor air in through the lower parts of your home. And, when it’s hot out, the stack effect is reversed, creating a downward draft that lets indoor air escape and unwanted summer air inside.
Here’s where attic insulation comes into play. When heated air rises in your home in the winter, proper attic insulation, along with air sealing, acts as a protective layer and makes it harder for indoor air and temperatures to escape your home. And, when it’s warm out, attic insulation prevents heat from flowing into your home through the attic, thus keeping it cooler inside.
See If You Qualify for FREE Insulation Upgrades with NYS Energy Audits and EmPower New York!
New York homeowners deserve year-round comfort and energy efficiency in their homes. Here at NYS Energy Audits, we take pride in helping families in New York City, Long Island, as well as Rockland, Orange, and Westchester Counties make upgrades to keep their homes more comfortable and energy efficient all year long.
And, with savings available through both federal and regional incentives, the time has never been better to make home performance upgrades.
EmPower New York
We’re an approved partner working with the EmPower New York program. Income-qualified customers receive 100% of their attic insulation and air sealing home performance upgrades paid for, with no application or processing fees. See if you meet the program’s income guidelines and learn how to apply on our program page.