A well-insulated home will not only retain cool, conditioned air during the summer, but winters are also more comfortable. The main reasons to ensure that your home is properly insulated include:
- Enhanced Home Comfort
- Reduced Energy Bills
- Improved Indoor Air Quality
- Extended Systems Life
Comfort Climate Control recommends to properly insulate your attic when installing a new home comfort system or replacing your existing system.
Method 1: Quick Check of Insulation Levels
Looking across your attic, if the insulation is level with or below the attic floor joists, you probably need to add more insulation.
Method 2: Measuring Insulation Levels
Either read the R-value printed on the batts of your existing insulation or use a measuring tape to measure the depth of the insulation (inches).
The Department of Energy recommends these minimum R-Values for unfinished, unconditioned attics.