How New Attic Insulation Can Save You Money and Improve Your Home Comfort Published on May 21, 2016 Do you ever feel like your air conditioning unit (or heating system) is The Little Engine That Could? Your HVAC (Heating, Venting, Air Conditioning) system is working overtime, but just can’t seem to make your family comfortable. It’s like you can literally hear it saying “I think I can, I think I can” while it goes nonstop trying to keep you cool (or warm). When your heating and cooling system is struggling, it is burning more energy, costing more money, and you may not be reaping any of the benefits. So what do you do? Attic insulation. Really, attic insulation could be the solution to your troubles. In most cases, the attic is the where you lose the majority of your cool air during the cooling season 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 keep it from being released through the attic. Attic insulation can help lower energy use in your home, and therefore lower your energy costs. The money you could save differs based on many things, including your family’s patterns, if you have a smart thermostat, and the type of HVAC system installed in your home. Typically, it’s estimated you could save up to 20% on utility bills when you invest in the suggested amount of attic insulation. You might think, I have insulation, why would I need to add any? If it’s older insulation, it most likely isn’t to the EPA regulations for energy efficiency, and has probably compressed, losing its effectiveness. If you would like to have an assessment of your attic insulation, or are contemplating installing or adding new insulation, give Hammond Plumbing & Heating a call and we’ll give you a free attic insulation assesment and provide insulation information and go over options available for your home.