Some of the biggest air leaks in your home can often be traced to the attic, resulting in sky-high energy bills and a house that’s too warm in summer, and too cold in winter. However, the good news is that the attic is one of the easier rooms to insulate and air seal, leading to improved home comfort, lower energy bills and a better overall energy performance.
Use weatherizing materials or a pre-made attic cover to insulate your attic hatch or door.
Save energy and keep your home comfortable.
A home’s exterior is known as the “envelope” or “shell” which, when properly insulated, can save up to 10% on annual energy bills.
Or hire a contractor who’ll use specialized diagnostic tools to identify and seal hidden air leaks before adding insulation.
TIP: if your insulation is level with or below the attic floor joists, you’ll need to add more.
Recommended insulation level for most attics is 12-15 inches, depending on insulation type (R-38).
Proper attic ventilation using natural airflow prevents build-up of ice dams and extends the life of roof shingles.
Eliminates need for attic vent fan, thereby reducing energy costs.
Make sure attic soffit and gable vents aren’t blocked to ensure free airflow.
If you don’t have gable vents, you may have ridge vents or vents through the roof deck.
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What we strive for here at Nescor is to help you save on your Home Energy Bills. We begin with Monitoring your home to see how much more we can help you save on your Heating Costs. The first thing we want to do is check your windows for drafts, then check your Attic Space if available, for heating loss. The Attic is one of the problematic areas of the home, that's why we would recommend the Radiant Barrier(Attic Shield) if we see significant heat loss. The Attic Shield that we use is the same material that they use at NASA, we do walk around and check the appliances, lighting, thermostats. If outdated its recommended to change those items to get the most out of your home's efficiency. Once done with those checks, we do give recommendations based on what we find in your Home. Nescor performs Energy Assessment's in Springfield MA, Agawam MA, Holyoke MA, Northampton MA, Hartford CT, Old Saybrook CT, Stamford CT, and all surrounding area's.