Your HVAC system works hard to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. But what happens to that treated air after it leaves your registers? Maybe it stays in the room it’s meant to. Maybe it slips out of the house, forcing your heating or cooling system to work even harder to compensate. What happens depends, primarily, on how well-insulated your home is.

If you live in a new home you probably won’t need to worry about changing your insulation, as the material can last upwards of 100 years given the right conditions. But if there’s moisture or rodents, or if you’re living in an older property, there’s a chance that the current insulation in your attic is no longer sufficient. ABA HVAC and Home Solutions can help by providing quality attic insulation that’ll keep you comfortable and save you money.

Attic Insulation

What is the Best Attic Insulation?

There is no one best attic insulation solution for every property. In fact, there are a variety of methods and materials used to protect homes in the Washington area. Here are the four main varieties of insulation that we handle on a daily basis:

  • Fiberglass Batt, known for its pink and fluffy appearance. It’s been a popular choice among homeowners for decades, as it’s fairly eco-friendly and easy to install. However, it’s made from slivers of recycled glass and can pose a risk of injury. It is also an attractant for rodents and other pests.
  • Blown-In Fiberglass, which is made from the same material as the batt variety, only it’s blown into attics. It’s highly energy efficient and can start working in hours as opposed to days. At the same time it requires more maintenance than other varieties, and can be hard to remove if it gets wet.
  • Blown-In Cellulose, made from a variety of recycled materials, such as wood, newspapers and cardboard made flame-proof by boric acid. It’s incredibly sustainable and has a 23% higher thermal resistance rate. But the cellulose is also very susceptible to mold, which could be a hassle to remedy.

Spray Foam Insulation, the only kind of insulation that comes in the form of a liquid. Once it’s sprayed the material thickens and expands, eventually settling into a highly-durable foam. It doesn’t wilt or settle over time. It costs more upfront, but if you use it you may be able to prevent water damage as well as insulate your home.

Benefits of Attic Insulation

Far too often, people forget about their attics when it comes to insulating their homes. This is problematic, since on average, heating and air conditioning represents over half of annual household energy consumption. If you aren’t properly and fully insulated, you’re wasting money and energy.

Lower energy costs is only one of the benefits of better attic insulation. Other benefits include:

  • Improved Indoor Air Quality
  • A safer home structure
  • Protection for your HVAC system
  • Noise reduction

And if you’re looking to raise your home’s property value, why not use your attic insulation as the foundation to turn the area into a new living space? With the right provider you can make sure your attic stays at the perfect temperature all year long.

Attic Insulation from ABA HVAC and Home Solutions

We understand that insulating your attic is the first key in lowering utility bills and increasing energy efficiency. It’s not something we take lightly, and we don’t promise any quick answers and corner-cutting solutions. Instead we guarantee a job that matches the needs and priorities of your household. We will guide you through the process so you understand what insulates your house as much as we do.

Don’t settle for insulation that’ll leave you wilting. Contact ABA HVAC and Home Solutions for quality attic insulation today.