How New Attic Insulation Can Save You Money and Improve Your Home Comfort Published on May 21, 2016 Does it ever feel like your air conditioning unit (or heating system) is The Little Engine That Could? Your HVAC (Heating, Venting, Air Conditioning) unit is working overtime, but just can’t seem to make your family comfortable. Some days it’s like you actually hear it saying “I think I can, I think I can” while it runs and runs trying to keep you cool (or warm). When your heating and air conditioning system is struggling, it is using more energy, costing more money, and you may not be reaping any of the benefits. So how do you fix the problem? Attic insulation. Seriously, attic insulation could be the answer to your problems. Usually, the attic is the where houses lose the lion’s share of your cool air during the summer and heat during the heating season. Investing in insulation in your attic, or adding new, more efficient insulation to your attic, can help store the heat in your home and keep it from being released through the roof. Attic insulation can help you reduce energy use in your home, and therefore lower your energy costs. The money you could save varies based on many things, including your family’s habits, what type of thermostat you use, and the type of heating and cooling system installed in your home. In general, it’s estimated you could save up to 20% on utility bills when you invest in the recommended 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 want to have your attic insulation evaluated, or are considering installing or adding new insulation, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we’ll give you a no-charge attic insulation evaluation and provide insulation information and review options available for your home.