In most homes the majority of heat loss (up to 40%) is through the ceiling. This is why the greatest opportunity for improvements to comfort and energy efficiency can be found in the attic.
Attic Air Sealing & Insulation
Building science emphasizes that air sealing and insulating attics is the most effective way to make significant improvement toward a cozier more affordable home. We get a lot of calls from customers looking to improve their attic insulation, but this is usually not the sole issue. Air leakage is usually the biggest problem when it comes to discomfort and inefficiency, and just adding more insulation without completing air sealing is a waste. Our thorough attic inspections will look for all the possibilities for air sealing as well as examining your insulation for improvement to determine what is best for your home.
Other Attic Issues
Besides insulation and air sealing, there are many other problems that our home specialists look for in attic spaces like:
- poorly functioning HVAC equipment,
- leaky ductwork,
- poorly insulated ductwork,
- roof leaks,
- pest infestation, and many more.
If you are concerned about the condition of your attic or you are having difficulty keeping your house comfortable our home energy experts can take a look a determine the next best steps for your home.
Last Spring, after you finished weatherizing our home, we already felt that the house was tighter and more comfortable. Now that we have had some really cold weather we appreciate the job you did even more. You eliminated the chilling drafts we always experienced in fall and winter ever since we bought our home six years ago. Our home is now snug and comfortable. Also, we have begun getting rebates from reduced energy usage. Saving a lot of money and being much more comfortable--you can't beat that! I believe we saved in excess of $600 this...Read More