How Wrong Attic Insultation Can Harm Home

We all know attic insulation play a very important role in keeping Texas homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter. But did you know that you can have the wrong type of attic insulation installed in your home’s attic? Improper installation or faulty materials can be costing you thousands of dollars in energy consumption every year. Learn more about how bad attic insulation can be destroying your home’s energy consumption.Most Texas homes are under-insulated. If you don’t have the right amount of attic insulation in your home then your air conditioner has to work twice as hard just to keep your house at a reasonable temperature. Even if you do have the right amount of insulation, if it is worn out or damaged, air could be escaping just as easily.

Contractors often find problems with the installation of previous attic insulation. This can include gaps left in the floor where wiring or ducts enter the attic, or even blocked vents leading to a buildup of hot air. Another potentially lethal problem arises when insulation covers lighting fixtures that are recessed into the attic space. While the lights may seem fine and dandy downstairs, upstairs the foam covered fixture is becoming dangerously hot and could even start a fire in your attic. The only way to truly know if your insulation was installed properly or is up to current standards is by having a professional come out and inspect it.

If you’re worried about your attic insulation or want to update your existing insulation, then give Energy Home Pros a call or sign-up for a free consultation with one of our experienced representatives. They can tell you everything you need to know about making your attic insulation work for your home.

By | 2015-11-09T18:06:03+00:00 May 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments