3 Reasons Why You Need To Replace Your Attic’s Insulation
Winter Is Approaching
Winter is approaching upon us. While the enjoyable parts about winter include cozying up next to a fire, pulling out the decorations, and spending time with your loved ones; the not so fun part is dealing with the Iowa cold. The worst thing to deal with during the Winter is cold drafts coming through your home. Those cold drafts are a sign of improper insulation. You may not think about the insulation in your attic often but it does play an important role. A wide range of issues can arise when your attic is not properly insulated.
Winters In Iowa are very unpredictable. Without proper insulation, your home’s energy system could be working a lot harder.
3 Top Reason Why Proper Insulation Is Needed
- Warm Roof Temperature: Attic insulation plays a role in keeping the cold out but it also plays an important role in keeping the heat in. Without proper insulation, warm temperatures from your home can heat up your roof. It can cause a lot of issues when the outdoor temperatures drop below freezing. Snow or ice that falls on the hot roof will melt until it reaches your gutters where it will refreeze. This causes ice dams that build up along your gutters and doesn’t allow proper water channeling.
- Fluctuating Indoor Temperatures: Without proper insulation in your attic, the outdoor temperatures can enter your attic more easily and cause your home’s heating and cooling system to struggle. If you are always cold in your house during the winter or notice the temperatures fluctuating, check your attic.
- High Energy Costs: A poorly insulated attic in the winter can contribute to the cost of heating your home. Without proper insulation, you are letting the heat leak out in areas where it shouldn’t; causing you to constantly turn to your thermostat to turn up the heat.
The Stack Effect. Warm air rises and leaks out at the upper levels of your home, and the home sucks new unconditioned (cold, hot, damp) air in at the lower levels.
HSI: Insulation Services To Help Your Home
Here at Home Solutions of Iowa, we have the insulation services you need to feel comfortable in your home this Winter. Our complete home energy audit is designed to identify problem areas in your attic, basement, around windows and doors, or in your ductwork. Once we identify the problem areas, we can provide a solution. Contact us today to get set up with a complete home energy evaluation.