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Attic insulation is an essential component to keeping your home cozy and comfortable all winter and summer long. It functions year-round to keep your home comfortable, keeping warm air in during the winter and cool air in during in the summer. It also comes with great savings: adding insulation to your unfinished attic floor can shave up to 30% off your heating and cooling bills!
How Much Insulation Do I Need in My Attic?
New homes in Virginia should have attic insulation of at least R-38 to match the types of climate conditions and average weather experienced in our area. Many homes do not have the 15 inches of fiberglass or 10 inches of blown-in cellulose needed to meet the R-38 threshold to avoid home heat loss. Our team at Russell’s Heating & Cooling specializes in upgrading attic insulation to meet adequate levels.
Attic Insulation for an Energy Efficient Home
If you home seems drafty or expensive to heat, one of the first areas to investigate is your attic insulation. Over the years, attic insulation can lose its effectiveness and become compressed, wet, disturbed by pests or workmen, or otherwise compromised.
A Small Insulation Investment Equals Energy Savings
We visit hundreds of homes each year to service and maintain their HVAC systems. Even the most efficient furnace or heat pump can’t stop home heat loss from a poorly insulated attic. Russell’s Heating & Cooling can evaluate your attic’s existing insulation, determine whether it needs to be replaced or supplemented, and provide an estimate for new, insulation to be installed. We use a spray-in loose Owens-Corning fiberglass insulation for many applications. Some homeowners prefer the greener benefits of loose fill cellulose insulation. Either way, Russell’s Heating & Cooling can upgrade your home’s insulation to keep your family cozy and your energy costs down.