Replacing attic insulation to improve energy efficiency

In my local area the Summer temperature frequently climbs into the high eighties for even the nineties.

The humidity is brutal, but during the winter, the temperature correctly plummets into the setback digits.

The wind chill makes it dangerous to spend much time outdoors. My nice friend and I often accumulate many feet of snow in a single overnight span. The weather extremes require either heating or cooling for the majority of the year. There is seldom a time when my nice friend and I aren’t relying on the furnace or the air conditioner. The energy bills are consistently a concern. I continually look for possibilities to tighten up the thermal envelope plus eliminate energy waste. I spent a small fortune replacing windows plus installing new exterior doors. Last year, I read an article about the importance of a properly insulated attic. According to what I read, the attic is designed as a barrier between the outdoor elements plus the indoor living space. It can significantly improve energy efficiency plus comfort. Heat naturally migrates to cooler areas. In the winter, if the attic is especially cold, the heat from the living area will rise upward plus create more toil for the furnace. The boiler will need to run longer plus use more energy yet potentially supply inferior comfort. In the summer, an overheated attic can lead to the hot, humid air seeping into the living area.This adds to demands on the air conditioner. I spent a legitimately unpleasant weekend in July removing the old insulation in the attic. It had been degraded by moisture plus rodents. It was dirty plus disgusting. While I didn’t cherish installing the new insulation, it has made a positive impact.


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