The attic is sometimes a dark, gloomy, and forgotten place in your Metairie, Louisiana, home. But don’t ignore this space if you’re looking for ways to save energy. You can use attic accessories such as insulation, attic or whole-house fans, attic door covers, and weatherstripping to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
One superior way to improve your attic’s energy efficiency is to install more insulation. Insulation keeps warm air inside during the winter and cool air inside during the summer.
Attics are generally not insulated or contain minimal insulation at best. To boost your attic’s insulating properties, spray-foam insulation is one of the easiest types to install.
When checking your home for drafts during an energy audit, don’t forget to check the weatherstripping on the door that leads to your attic. Your attic is naturally more exposed to outdoor temperatures since it’s less insulated than the rest of your home. If the door between your home and your attic is not well sealed, you’ll allow cool or warm air from your home to escape into the attic.
Attic or Whole-House Fan
Installing a fan in your attic helps push hot air outside, which can benefit your home’s energy efficiency during the summer. If you want to take your home to the next level of energy efficiency, you can install a solar attic fan.
For some homes, a whole-house fan is a better option than an attic fan. If you’re not sure which type is right for your home, ask one of our reliable Bryans United Air Conditioning HVAC contractors for help.
Attic Door Cover
This simple device is easy to install for your next weekend project and will help increase your home’s energy efficiency.
An attic door cover creates a barrier and seal between your home and the attic. The cover is an insulated material that goes inside the attic, creating a second barrier to keep unconditioned air in your attic and out of your home’s main living spaces.
We hope that these tips help you to choose an attic accessory that will make your home a more energy-efficient space. Speaking of energy efficiency, make sure your home’s HVAC system is operating at peak efficiency. Call one of our Bryans United Air Conditioning service technicians at 504-208-2071.
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