How New Attic Insulation Can Save You Money and Improve Your Home Comfort Published on May 21, 2016 Do you sometimes feel like your air conditioning unit (or heating system) is The Little Engine That Could? Your HVAC (Heating, Venting, Air Conditioning) unit is working so hard, but just can’t seem to make your family comfortable. Some days it’s like you actually hear it saying “I think I can, I think I can” while it goes nonstop trying to keep you cool (or warm). When your HVAC system is having such a hard time, it is using more energy, costing more money, and you may not be seeing (or feeling) any of the benefits. So what’s the solution? Attic insulation. Seriously, attic insulation could be the solution to your issues. In most cases, the attic is the where your home loses the majority of your cool air during the summer and heat during the winter. Putting insulation in your attic, or adding new, more efficient insulation to your attic, can help store the heat in your home and stop it from being released through the top of the house. Attic insulation can help you reduce energy use in your home, and therefore lower your energy costs. The amount you could save differs based on multiple things, including your family’s routines, what type of thermostat you use, and the type of air conditioning and heating system installed in your home. Often, it’s estimated you could save up to 20% on energy bills when you invest in the proposed amount of attic insulation. You might feel like since you already have attic insulation you shouldn’t have to worry about adding any. If it’s older insulation, it is possible that it isn’t to the EPA standards for energy efficiency, and has most likely compressed, losing its effectiveness. If you are interested in an attic insulation analysis, or are thinking about installing or adding new insulation, give Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we’ll give you a free attic insulation assesment and provide insulation information and review your best options.