How New Attic Insulation Can Save You Money and Improve Your Home Comfort Published on May 21, 2016 Do you sometimes feel like your AC system (or heating system) is The Little Engine That Could? Your HVAC (Heating, Venting, Air Conditioning) equipment is working so hard, but just can’t quite make your home comfortable. It’s like you can literally hear it saying “I think I can, I think I can” while it runs and runs trying to keep you cool (or warm). When your HVAC system is struggling, it is burning more energy, costing more money, and you may not be seeing (or feeling) any of the benefits. So how do you fix the problem? Attic insulation. Really, attic insulation could be the answer to your troubles. In most cases, the attic is the where houses lose the lion’s share of your cool air during the warmer months and heat during the cooler months. Installing insulation in your attic, or adding new, more efficient insulation to your attic, can help trap the heat in your home and stop it from being released through the top of the house. Attic insulation can help lower energy use in your home, and therefore lower your energy costs. The money you could save varies based on multiple things, including your family’s routines, if you have a smart thermostat, and the type of heating and cooling system installed in your home. Typically, it’s estimated you could save up to 20% on heating and cooling bills when you invest in the suggested amount of attic insulation. You might say, “I already have insulation, why would I want to add any?” If it’s older insulation, it most likely isn’t to the EPA standards for energy efficiency, and has possibly compressed, losing its effectiveness. If you would like to have an assessment of your attic insulation, or are thinking about installing or adding new insulation, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we’ll give you a free attic insulation evaluation and provide insulation information and go over your best options.