Upgrade Attic Insulation To Save On Energy Expenses
North American Precis Syndicate
Whether in winter cold or summer heat, upgrading insulation is always a good idea. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—One of the most cost-effective ways to make your home more
comfortable year-round is to add insulation to your attic, including the
attic trap or access door. By sealing uncontrolled air leaks, points out the
U.S. Department of Energy, you can save 10 percent to 20 percent on your
heating and cooling bills. Fortunately, this can be a relatively easy task.
Why Improve Your Insulation
An improperly insulated attic can be a preventable source of energy loss
and unnecessary expense. Over time, insulation can settle or compact, which
reduces its R-value. An insulating material’s resistance to conductive
heat flow is measured or rated in terms of its thermal resistance or R-value—the
higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. A breezy attic
may also result in drifts or shifts in your original insulation, leaving gaps
where heat can escape. By topping up your attic insulation, you’ll
increase the thermal level, reducing your overall energy usage and saving you
How To Do It
A simple way to do this is to topup the existing insulation in your attic.
This is one project that homeowners can often tackle for themselves. Look for
time-saving, easy-to-install products, such as stone wool batts, that are
easy to work with and don’t require costly blower rentals, protective
clothing or an investment in expensive equipment.
You can easily add Rockwool ComfortBatt insulation on top of most existing
insulation to increase R-value in an attic without having to do any
remediation or removal first. The batts will remain stable and won’t
shift after they are put in place, ensuring upgraded thermal protection. They’re
• Easily cut
• Excellent for sound absorbency
• Not likely to rot or promote growth of fungi or mildew
• Water and moisture resistant.
To apply the insulation, simply begin in one corner of the attic, open the
bag and place the stone wool batts as needed to get a consistent layer
throughout the attic. Make sure to cover spaces around ducts, wiring and
piping, converting these awkward spaces into energy-saving areas. One of the
advantages of stone wool batts is their compatibility with other insulation types,
eliminating any need to remove existing product.
For further facts and tips on insulation, go to www.rockwool.com/products/comfortbatt.
“One of the most cost-effective
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