Early fall is one of the best times to add more insulation to your attic, and you want to reap the benefits of enhanced insulation when you run your heater. If the attic in your home lacks proper attic insulation, like many other homes in North Carolina, there are several benefits that come from installing more:
1. Added comfort—One of the main benefits of adding more insulation to your attic is improving your home’s overall comfort level. Even a home heated or cooled with an upgraded HVAC system is prone to extreme temperature fluctuations. Insulation envelops the attic and holds heated and cooled air within it to maintain a comfortable temperature.
2. Reduced energy bills—If you’re interested in cutting back on your energy bills, adding more insulation to your attic is the way to do it. In many cases, you can pay for that additional insulation in just a few years based on what you’ll save on heating and cooling costs.
3. The noise-dampening effect—If you have dogs that bark, small children, or you simply like to play loud music, having plenty of attic insulation contains sound within your home and prevents you from bothering your neighbors.
4. Safer home structure—One of the more unheard-of benefits of attic insulation is that it can act as a vapor retardant. In climates that receive significant moisture, water vapor may seep slowly into the home’s structure and erode cement, wood, and other materials. Insulation can prevent moisture from infiltrating key structural areas of your home and protect your investment.