How New Attic Insulation Can Save You Money and Improve Your Home Comfort Published on May 21, 2016 Does it ever feel like your AC system (or heating system) is The Little Engine That Could? Your HVAC (Heating, Venting, Air Conditioning) equipment is working so hard, but just can’t seem to make you comfortable. Some days it’s like you actually hear it saying “I think I can, I think I can” while it works and works trying to cool you down (or warm you up). When your heating and air conditioning system is having such a hard time, it is exerting 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 troubles. Usually, the attic is the where houses lose the majority of your cool air during the cooling season and heat during the winter. Installing insulation in your attic, or adding new, more efficient insulation to your attic, can help trap the heat in your home and stop it from being released through the top of the house. Attic insulation can help you reduce energy use in your home, and therefore lower your energy costs. How much you could save differs based on many things, including your family’s routines, if you have a smart thermostat, and the type of air conditioning and heating system installed in your home. Typically, it’s estimated you could save up to 20% on heating and cooling bills when you install the proposed 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 standards for energy efficiency, and has most likely compressed, losing its effectiveness. If you want to have your attic insulation evaluated, or are considering installing or adding new insulation, give Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we’ll give you a complimentary attic insulation assesment and provide insulation information and review your best options.