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CLEMENTON, NJ, Oct. 28, 2022 –– Stefan Schulz, one of the senior editors of Attics and More, a leading eco-technology company, has teamed up with Budget Dumpster writer Andrea Axsom to teach customers how to insulate their attic properly. The companies are collaborating to help cost-effectively keep homes warm in the winter and educate people on the proper ways of installing and maintaining attic insulation.
With rising energy costs across the United States, it is more important than ever for homeowners to insulate their attics this winter. A poorly insulated attic allows hot air to escape. As more hot air leaves a home due to poor insulation, the energy bills increase as homeowners turn up the thermostat to heat their properties.
Hot air rises and escapes through the ceilings, attics, and roofs of homes if they are not properly insulated. A home can lose 25% of its heating in fall and winter due to a poorly insulated attic. Twenty-five percent of a homeowner’s energy costs are lost due to their insulation. Merely adding new insulation to a home’s attic can see a homeowner receive a 100% return on their investment.
Attic insulation is one of the more cost-efficient ways to improve a home’s energy usage. Insulation can be purchased and installed within hours, giving immediate homeowner relief.
“The amount of attic insulation that should be used depends on several factors, including the type of insulation, the climate you live in, and the current level of insulation in your attic,” Stefan Schulz, senior editor of Attics and More, said. “To determine how much insulation you need, measure the thickness of the existing insulation in inches and compare it to the recommended levels for your climate.”
Attic insulation doesn’t just keep a home warm during the winter. There are myriad benefits to adding new, high-quality insulation to an attic space. Allergens and insects will have fewer entry points into a home while decreasing noise pollution from outside. In addition, homes will become more humidity resistant.
Most homes 10 years old or older lack the insulation thickness needed to save money on their energy bills. Innovations in insulation provide even better energy savings today than in years past. R-30 insulation is commonly used today and is lightyears ahead of the R-11 and R-15 models used in homes a decade ago. Energy consumption will reduce, and homeowners will see significant savings each year.
In addition to insulating their attics, homeowners should also check for energy leaks throughout their homes. Energy can leak through:
- Poorly insulated walls
- Gaps where cables, drains, and pipes exit the property
- Windows, which constitute a significant energy loss area after attics
In September 2022, US power prices rose to their highest mark in 41 years. Homeowners can invest in their homes and receive a return on their investment with attic insulation. The solution may seem simple, but it can save people thousands of dollars.
Founded in 2014, Atticsandmore.com is centered on the mission to arm homeowners and contractors with thoroughly researched and well-crafted content on innovative and eco-friendly technologies in the insulation, ventilation, and air sealing space. The team works diligently to provide recommendations that improve the lives of families and communities who want to save money through energy conservation and sustainable home improvement projects. Twitter: @atticsandmore