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3 Benefits to Insulating Your Attic Crawl Spaces

The attic crawl space in your Belmont, North Carolina, home sometimes creates a source of heat loss and gain that increases your energy bills and hastens the wear-and-tear on your HVAC system. If you get your attic crawl space properly insulated, however, you might enjoy these three benefits.

Reduced Heating and Cooling Costs

Your attic crawl space can contribute to heat loss and gain. In the summer, heat gathers above your house and transfers to the rooms below. In the winter, the heat your furnace supplies can transfer into the crawl space, which forces your heating system to work harder. Both scenarios result in increased energy bills.

If you have an expert insulate your crawl space, however, your air conditioner and furnace won’t have to work as hard. The insulation maintains consistent temperatures in your home, which leads to enhanced comfort as well as lower heating and cooling costs.

Reduced Exposure to Allergens

Insulation doesn’t just impact heating and cooling. It also improves indoor air quality (IAQ) because allergens and other contaminants cannot enter your ventilation system as easily. If anyone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, you can greatly improve his or her comfort at home with attic crawl space insulation.

You’ll also enjoy a cleaner home. Dust, pollen, and other irritants won’t circulate throughout your rooms. Even if you forget to dust or vacuum one week, you won’t expose your family to dirty floors and surfaces.

Reduced Noise Pollution

In many homes, attic crawl spaces serve as conduits for plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems. These components sometimes produce noise that can keep your family up at night and make living in your home less pleasurable. When you insulate the area, however, you reduce noise pollution and create a more peaceful environment at home.

Deciding when and how to insulate your attic crawl space requires expert advice. To discuss insulation and other professional services, call us today at 704-392-6188, and we’ll schedule an appointment.