Benefits of New Attic Insulation

Benefits of New Attic InsulationAs we head into the warmer months here in Minnesota, you may be thinking of ways to cut down on your energy bills. It can get downright hot here in the Summer, which is why our team at Tollefson Bros. Exteriors thought it would be a good idea to discuss the many benefits of new attic insulation. While there are a number of different strategies for keeping your energy bills down this summer, replacing your attic insulation may be one that’s often overlooked!

Benefits of New Attic Insulation

Below are just a few of the many benefits of new insulation:

  • Lower heating and cooling bills – Studies show that heating and cooling typically accounts for between 50% – 70% of the energy used in the average home. If your home’s attic is not insulated or even under insulated, you could be spending extra money while also not being able to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home.
  • Reduce ice dams – Over the past winter, ice dams were a huge issue here in Minnesota. Ice dams are often caused due to a poorly insulated attic. Increase the insulation in your attic now to avoid costly ice dams come next winter.
  • Less wear and tear on your HVAC unit – When your home isn’t properly insulated, your HVAC system has to work extremely hard to maintain a comfortable temperature. With new insulation you’ll experience less heat gain in the summer as well as less heat loss in the winter, which should reduce the amount of time your HVAC system has to run year round.
  • Eco friendly – Adding new attic insulation will help to reduce the time your HVAC system runs, which in turn will help to lessen your impact on the environment. The less time your HVAC system runs, the lower the amount of carbon that’s being released into the atmosphere, which is a win-win for you as well as the environment.
  • A more consistent temperature throughout your home – Have you noticed that there is a significant temperature difference in different areas of your home? This is likely the case if you have a multi-story home. Adding attic insulation can help to better regulate the temperature throughout your home, making it more comfortable for you and your family.

Interested in an Attic Insulation Estimate from Tollefson Bros. Exteriors?

If you’re worried that your home may not have adequate attic insulation, feel free to reach out to our team at Tollefson Bros. Exteriors today. We can take a look at your attic insulation to determine the best course of action to help reduce your energy bills and ensure your home is comfortable year round. Give us a call at 952-881-2218 to schedule a free estimate for new attic insulation.

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