When homeowners are looking to reduce their energy costs, many are often directed toward replacing HVAC systems with newer, more efficient equipment. But while that’s certainly a good move, it neglects one of the most effective ways to lower energy consumption and utility bills: upgrading attic insulation.
What is the most effective attic insulation?
Insulation for the attic keeps cool air in during the summer and warm air out in the winter, making it a great way to save money on cooling costs. It also prevents the build-up of moisture in your attic, which can lead to mold.
Several different types of insulation are available, and the type of insulation you choose will depend on your home’s needs. Fiberglass insulation is a popular choice because it is affordable, easy to install, and effective in reducing heat transfer. It comes in rolled batts or blown-in form, and can be used to replace existing attic insulation.
Cellulose insulation is another option. Made from recycled paper and treated with a fire retardant, it’s environmentally friendly and can be blown in to fill small gaps and crevices. It’s also more effective than fiberglass, but it can be dustier and retains moisture, which makes it less suited to Florida homes.
The best overall insulation for attics is spray foam, which creates an airtight seal and helps regulate internal temperatures. It is dense and rigid, which helps to keep the attic dry, and closed-cell spray foam in particular resists moisture, mildew, and mold. In addition, it can help meet the R-value requirements of Florida’s building code.
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29712 US Hwy 19 N Unit 409 Clearwater, FL 33761