Why Quality Insulation Matters
As a Texan, your home’s attic insulation is most likely not something you think about very often, but an essential factor in your everyday life when we look at all the things it impacts. When attic insulation is done right, it can help improve your health, comfort and even save you money. When it’s done wrong, it can seriously affect your health and cost you a fortune in utility costs.
Professional attic insulation can improve the comfort of your home, boost energy efficiency, and enhance your family’s health. Here we show all the way your home’s insulation can impact your day-to-day lives.
The Difference Attic Insulation Makes
An attic with inadequate insulation means that your home is losing heat through the roof. Heat rises and tends to move from warm areas into cooler spaces. In effect, the heat in your home will travel up through the ceiling into your attic. Once in the attic, it will escape your home through your roof if there is no insulation present to keep it inside. The areas where you want the heat to stay will become cool unless your system is forced to continue pumping out heat.
Properly insulating your attic eliminates this massive loss of heat. With proper insulation, the heat remains in your home, where you can enjoy feeling comfortable without making your HVAC system work overtime.
The Benefits of Insulation
Not only will your home be more efficient and comfortable thanks to a layer of attic insulation, but your HVAC system will thank you. Having to continually run to try to keep up with heat loss and maintain your home’s temperature at a comfortable level can be hard on your HVAC system. Especially during the winter months when your HVAC unit is already struggling to keep the set temperature. This stress on your system can potentially cause it to break down more often and even make replacement a necessity earlier than expected.
Improper attic insulation can cause chemical off-gassing. This is a situation where the insulating agent releases potentially harmful chemicals into your home via evaporation. In addition, inhaling the particles for extended periods can cause serious respiratory problems, including breathing difficulties and frequent asthma triggers. If you notice a persistent odor in your home after insulating your attic, get professional help to improve indoor air quality and safeguard your family’s health.
Risk of Cancer
Foam insulation products containing fire-retarding agents can release potentially carcinogenic substances into the environment. The chemicals may not bind properly to the finished insulation material, allowing them to escape into your living quarters. These substances can disrupt nervous system development and thyroid hormone function.
If your attic insulation was not installed properly, it is important to rectify the problem immediately to avoid serious health problems. At Willard Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we are committed to providing professional attic insulation to improve your health and home energy efficiency. Visit our website or call 972-564-9785.
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