There aren’t any homeowners who wouldn’t like lower utility bills. If you’re looking to keep your bills more level, even during the extreme cold that Chicago experiences during the winter, adding more attic insulation may be a good recourse. There are several benefits you will see from further insulation. Here are a few to consider.
1. Further Comfort
You want your home to be comfortable for your family, but when the cold drafts seep in during the winter months, that can be hard to accomplish. Heat rises and you know there’s probably some excess heat in your attic that is escaping. When you add insulation to your home, not as much heat escapes through the attic and roof. You’ll keep that heat in the house and obtain the comfort you want for your family on the hottest days.
2. Summer Protection, Too
Winter isn’t the only time of the year that air escapes your home. Cold air can get out through the attic and warm air can come in. You can protect your home against both by adding further insulation. Your home will be cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter because of those added insulation layers.
3. Better Energy Efficiency
Any home improvement project you take on today should be upgrading energy efficiency in some way or another. When you buy new appliances, you pay attention to that for sure. Adding insulation is one way of giving your home added efficiency. You are able to keep the temperature controlled air in and the outside air out, which means you’ll use less energy trying to get the home to the right degree.
4. Less Bill Waste
No one wants to waste money on energy they aren’t using. That’s what happens if you don’t have enough insulation in your attic. You’re pumping air into the house only to have it escape. When the air is trapped by further insulation, you save energy and get lower utility bills because of it.
Adams Roofing is here to help you determine whether or not more insulation will help your home this winter and long into the summer months. Call us today so we can check the airflow and measure how much insulation you have versus what is recommended for your home. We want you to have level bills, the utmost comfort, and energy efficiency in your home.