I live in an area where the weather is challenge just about all year round.
The two of us deal with un-even temperatures well below zero during the Winter time and dire heat and humidity in the summer.
The cost of heating and cooling is a major part of the budget, however i’ve taken every possible measure to prevent energy waste and lessen demand on the cooling system and furnace, and one of the most cost-effective strategies was hiring a local Heating and A/C contractor to update the insulation in my attic. The insulation in the attic was over twenty years ancient and had been compromised by moisture and rodents. This made the home more vulnerable to temperature fluctuations. The home heated up or cooled down unquestionably hastily when the outside temperature rose or fell. The two of us also observed that the upstairs of the home was respectfully several to fifteen degrees warmer than the first floor. Since my family’s living rooms are located on the upper floor, adding insulation was a superb way to improve comfort at night and in the early afternoon. I was most cheerful about the lower yearly energy bills. The attic now acts as a barrier between the residing space and the outdoors. It keeps my heated and cooled air inside, and allows me to set more conservative un-even temperatures on the temperature control. The Heating and A/C system is no longer forced to work as hard, which uses less energy and lowers my expenses. The smaller workload should translate into fewer furnace and cooling system malfunctions and a longer service life. Plus, the attic insulation has a noise-dampening effect. I no longer need to worry about the animal barking, kids playing loud music or any of our regular noises bothering the neighbors. The two of us also avoid the disruption of exterior noise pollution.