Retrofitting Attic Insulation to Improve Energy Efficiency
Published on May 07, 2021
If you’re tired of paying more and more to heat your home, it may be time to retrofit the insulation in the attic. The fact is, attic insulation deteriorates over the years and loses its energy efficiency. When insulation loses its effectiveness, the result is higher energy usage thus higher energy bills.
When your attic insulation is underperforming, winter heating and summer air conditioning are allowed to escape through the roof. Consequently, the HVAC system works harder in the winter and summer to provide indoor comfort. As the HVAC system works harder, bills subsequently rise.
Retrofitting attic insulation is certainly one way to improve energy efficiency dramatically. For homeowners considering attic insulation in Toronto, the very best approach is to have quality products installed by insulation professionals who have the experience and expertise.
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Homeowners upgrading their attic insulation will notice a measurable improvement in energy efficiency and indoor comfort almost immediately. A well-insulated attic and roof cavity can deliver between 30% and 40% savings on winter heating and summer air conditioning. More than that, indoor comfort is measurably enhanced during those frigid winters and hot summers.
It’s better NOT to do it yourself
For some homeowners, it might be tempting to take on a DIY approach with attic insulation. The truth is, nothing compares with a professional installer who does it right the first time. Working with EcoComfort, local customers are assured of a job that is fully guaranteed. We do it all - from thorough attic inspections to effective insulation removal to installing new quality materials.
Blown-in cellulose for the attic
At EcoComfort, we routinely recommend blown-in cellulose for a residential attic. The product ensures satisfactory R-Values and excellent coverage throughout the attic and roof. Blown-in cellulose is also one of the more cost-efficient installations. And when existing insulation material is still in good condition, blown-in cellulose is the ideal application for effectively “topping up".
Keeping the attic moisture-free
Keeping the attic space moisture-free is key to maintaining energy efficiency. With effective attic ventilation, moisture levels are kept under control, making the home more comfortable in winter and summer. Ventilating moist air out of the attic will also allow the insulation to perform better. On the flipside, moisture accumulation will compromise indoor comfort throughout the year.
For Attic Insulation in Toronto Count On EcoComfort Insulation and Contracting
With EcoComfort, customers are assured of quality products and quality installations. Before an attic installation, we undertake a complete inspection of the space and identify repairs or retrofits that may be required to improve the energy-efficiency of an attic. We also recommend if "topping up" can provide the effective R-Values.
EcoComfort provides professional insulation services for customers in Toronto and throughout the GTA. And because we focus on quality products, our installations are always guaranteed. For professional home insulation in Toronto, customers can rest assured of long-lasting results.