Although some may think that homes in Central and Southern California don’t require much insulation due to the warm climate, it’s actually a key component of keeping your home comfortable and energy efficient year-round. Insulation is important in keeping the heat out during the hot weather and the heat in during the colder months.
The Importance of Attic Insulation
Due to the stack effect, or the movement of air in and out of a home because of its density, attics that aren’t properly insulated can allow a lot of heat into and out of your home. Without insulation, heat passes through your attic easily. On hot days, as the temperature in your attic rises, heat moves into your living space. In under-insulated homes during cooler nights during the winter, your home’s heated indoor air rises and escapes out through your attic and roof.
Insulation slows the transfer of heat. Attic insulation that has a high R-value, or thermal resistance, is more effective in keeping your home at the right temperature.
Attic Insulation Benefits
With proper insulation levels in the attic, there will be increased heat resistance, which works to conserve energy. The result is a home that has reduced temperature variations in the living space, allowing you to be comfortable no matter what.
Another benefit of attic insulation is that your home’s HVAC systems won’t have to work as hard to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, which also extends their lifespan and reduces your utility bills. Finally, insulation in the attic can reduce noise, which is essential if you live directly under a flight path.
Attic Insulation for Homes in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles & Orange Counties
We install attic insulation to ensure you’re living in an energy efficient and comfortable home throughout the entire year. Stay comfortable and start saving on your energy bills with help from your local Southern California home energy efficiency experts at BEST-Techs.