Did you know at least 30 percent of your cooling and heating costs can be contributed to air infiltrating your home? Air infiltration can also cause dust accumulation and problems with moisture. Also, if air can infiltrate your home so can rodents, insects, and air pollutants. The good news is, having your attic re-insulated with spray foam can resolve most of these issues. Learn how insulated or re-insulated the attic area in your house benefits you and your family.
Regulate the Temperature in Your House
During the winter months, your home's heat rises into your attic where it escapes through tiny air leakage spots. These spots also allow cold air to enter your home. During the summer, heat enters your house through tiny air leakage spots in your attic, and eventually comes down into your living area through spaces around recessed lighting, small cracks in the ceiling, and the tiny space between the crown molding and drywall. However, when you insulate your attic with spray foam insulation, you create a barrier that protects the inside of your home from the elements outside, which in turn helps to stabilize your home's temperature.
Lower Your Utility Bills
Stabilizing the temperature in your home does more than make your family comfortable, it can lower the cost of your utility bills. This is because your furnace and air conditioner won't need to work so hard to keep the temperature in your house comfortable, so they won't run as often. It may surprise you to learn that re-insulating your attic with spray foam insulation could save you between 10 and 50 percent on just your heating bill — of course, your cooling costs would also be lower, and because your furnace and AC aren't being overworked, you're less likely to need to shell out money for repairs.
Prevent Mold Growth
Did you know that spray foam insulation is mold and moisture resistant? This makes it ideal for people who live in a hot, humid climate or an area that is prone to wet weather. Because the spray foam insulation is moisture and mold resistant, it helps prevent mold from growing in your attic.
If your'e like most people, you probably haven't spent much time thinking about how insulating or re-insulating your attic can benefit you. If you're ready to start seeing lower utility bills, keep your home at a temperature that's comfortable to you and your family, and prevent mold from growing inside your home, contact a local spray foam insulation company, such as Midwest Custom Coating, as soon as possible.