Why you need to get your attic air sealed and insulated

insulate your atticThe hottest part of your home in the summer and the coldest area in the winter is the attic. If you are looking for easy ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home while increasing its value, upgrading or adding insulation to your attic can make a significant difference. This home improvement will cover its costs over time in the form of energy savings. Just by insulating your attic, you can increase the R-value and reduce the loss of energy by up to 40 percent.
Here we have listed some great reasons as to why you should consider getting your attic insulated:

Cost Savings

When your attic is insulated properly, it increases the energy efficiency of your home. This improvement significantly lowers the amount of energy used by your HVAC or heating system for heating or cooling your home, which in turn reduces the utility bills. Moreover, a properly insulated attic increases the lifespan of your HVAC or heating system, as it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home.

air sealing atticSustainable Living

Nowadays, most homeowners are concerned about global warming and how they can contribute to improving their environment by reducing their carbon footprint. Any effort that you make to enhance the energy efficiency of your home is a step toward sustainable living, as it cuts down the use of natural resources on a daily basis. But if you insulate your home, it will allow your HVAC or heating system to work more efficiently, which in turn will lower your carbon footprint, as well as help you save money.

Longer lasting Roof

If your attic is not properly insulated, it will adversely affect the roof above it. This fact is especially true in the winter. Without adequate insulation, the heat generated from your HVAC system goes up into the attic and tries to escapes, melting the ice and snow on top of it in the process. The moisture slowly seeps into the roof, damaging its structural integrity over time. This lack of air sealing also increases the chances for mold formation and growth. Moreover, if you have to get your roof repaired or replaced, you will incur heavy costs. But it can be avoided by properly air sealing and insulating your attic so that the heat stays inside your home’s building envelope.

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You can Transform your Attic into a Livable Space

It is a norm to treat the attic as a space for storage. This is because the attic becomes too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer, making it uncomfortable for homeowners to spend time there. But with proper attic insulation, you can get rid of this problem and transform this space into an extra room. Whether you make it a kid’s playroom, an extra bedroom or anything else, it is going to add value to your home.

NEEECO, a MassSave partner, can offer you significant incentives to air seal and insulate your attic. First off, air sealing is not cost to National Grid and Eversource customers. MassSave pays the entire bill which typically ranges from $600-1200. The air sealing work is done in half a day in your attic. Second, MassSave offers an amazing rebate of $2000 (75% off the insulation work up to $2000) on insulation work. Most homeowners only pay a few hundred dollars to get their attic’s insulated. So whether you don’t have any insulation in your attic or have some insulation, but would like to get it upgraded to the current code of R38, call us today.

If you want to get your attic air sealed and insulated, you can rely on NEEECO to provide you with the best advice and cost-effective solutions in Massachusetts. Contact us today to discuss your needs with our team.

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