We’re guessing that when you hear the word insulation, you think of travel mugs that keep your coffee hot and lunch boxes that keep the kids’ snacks cold. But when’s the last time you thought about the insulation in your home? With winter fast approaching, you’ll want to make sure you stay as warm and comfortable as possible, so here’s where to insulate your home.
A lot of heat can escape through your attic if it’s not insulated. Beyond that, a lot of cold, outside air can enter your home, completely canceling out the heat your HVAC system is pumping through the house. Even if your attic is already insulated, you may benefit from adding more insulation.
The Air Ducts
Most homeowners don’t think about insulating their air ducts, but doing so can help prevent heat and energy from being wasted when it goes through unconditioned space.
The Cathedral Ceilings
By having the proper insulation in your cathedral ceilings, you can keep the temperatures near your ceiling closer to the room’s general temperature and achieve more even heating throughout your home. You just have to make sure that there is enough space between the roof and the ceiling to allow proper ventilation.
The Floors Above the Garage
Your garage tends to be one of the coldest “rooms” in your house, so insulating the floors above it can prevent all that cold air from seeping into those rooms. Plus, it’s extra protection in case any car exhaust seeps through the ceiling.
When it comes to keeping your home warm and comfortable, trust the experts at Air Treatment Company help. We offer HVAC installations, repairs, and maintenance, as well as whole home air purifiers to keep you and your family breathing easily. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 703-938-0550.