The need to keep our energy costs down has never been more important, and one of the best ways to do that is to stop the heat transfer from attic
to the rest of the house. It’s amazing how much heat we can use up in our attic, and that could be why your energy costs seem to stay the same, no matter what you do.
Cutting back on heat transfer can easily be done, but it first needs to be understood.
Why The Attic Is Important
The issue of heat transferring from the attic becomes most noticeable during the summer. This is when the roof of your house gets warmer and warmer, due to the summer heat coming down on the tile or shingles on your roof. The heat that the roof absorbs is then transferred to the attic. From there it spreads to the rest of your home.
And you probably know what that means: It means your air-conditioner is going to have to work harder, and that means your energy bill is going to continue climbing, or it will at least remain at a point that’s just too high month after month.
This brings up the question of what you can do to stop the heat transfer from the attic
to the rest of the house. There is one key way to go about accomplishing this, and it’s not nearly as costly or difficult as you might think.
Stopping Heat Transfer
Insulation is one of the keys to eliminating heat transfer. Good insulation not only cuts down dramatically on heat transfer, it can protect anything you might be storing up there, and it can even come in handy during those cold winters.
When it comes specifically to getting rid of heat transfer though, insulation is the way to go, and blow-in insulation is the preferred method. Blown-in insulation allows you the best means of controlling how much you want to insulate your attic with fiberglass or cellulose. This is done with a hose and a large machine.
Other methods include batts, which comes in fiberglass or cotton, but has a bad reputation for not effectively filling the whole space, and sprayed, which is in a similar vein to the blown approach.
Which method you decide to use is certainly very important. It’s just as important as deciding to cut down on heat transfer in the first place.