Tips on Increasing Attic Efficiency in Toronto
Published on April 14, 2021
Spring is just around the corner, and this usually means that homeowners are now starting up their HVAC and A/C systems to add some additional cooling into their homes. The cooling requirement will continue to increase throughout the summer and raise the utility costs for homeowners for most of the year. HVAC systems take up to 60% of a home's energy requirements and even more during the summer and hotter days. There are a few ways that you can help to reduce your utility costs while still maintaining an ambient and comfortable temperature inside your home, such as installing. For example, checking and installing additional home insulation in Toronto for your home can help keep your home ambient temperature. At EcoComfort, we help reduce homeowners' electricity bills by providing attic insulation in Toronto and other methods.
General Consideration for Attic Insulation
Attic insulation is one of the best ways to keep ambient air inside your home and prevent leakage through roof penetration or let outside air into your home. If you have an attic that is accessible, take a look around for the state of the insulation in your attic. If you see damp spots or mold, the air is likely leaking into your home, and the insulation will need to be replaced. There are different types of insulations with different R-values (the rating which dictates how effective they are at retaining heat) and different costs, so it's essential to get a professional to help determine the best insulation to use in your home. Contact us at EcoComfort to find the best type of insulation installation for your home.
Another factor to consider when reviewing the energy efficiency of your home is the air ceiling. As air circulates throughout your home, it passes through a ceiling vent from the A/C system to throughout your home. These vents can often get clogged up over the years and prevent air from flowing cleanly throughout your home. It's imperative to review each flue in your home to ensure that sufficient air is being passed throughout your home so that the ambient room temperature stays consistent throughout.
As mentioned above, it's imperative that air from your HVAC equipment, such as the A/C, can cleanly and effectively travel throughout your home. To do this, it's essential to ensure that the ventilation throughout your home is clean of any mold, blockings or any other material which can prevent air from flowing through. Many professional HVAC companies can ensure that your vents are properly clean and provide adequate ventilation.
Installing insulation in the attic and walls is one of the best ways to retain the ambient temperature inside your home and reduce your utility bills. Depending on the type of insulation being used, such as blow-in, spray or fibreglass insulation, the process for installing insulation is different. Regardless of the type, it's essential to use a professional to install insulation in your home to ensure that it is adequate, keeping your house warm, that it increases your home's longevity and that it's done right.
At EcoComfort, we have the best professionals in the industry to help with insulating your attic and reducing your utility bills. Contact us today!