Maintaining a consistent temperature in your attic can help keep the rest of your home comfortable and reduce your energy bills. However, it can be challenging to keep attics at an adequate temperature. Keep reading to check out these five helpful tips for improving the energy efficiency of your home and attic!
Walls that are properly insulated are more capable of keeping your attic and home at the temperature you want it to be, which means that your HVAC system does not need to work as hard to maintain the temperature in your home.
Even the smallest cracks or other openings along your windows, roof, or other areas can cause a significant amount of cold air to leak into your attic and spread throughout your home. Finding and filling these leaks can go a long way toward keeping your attic at the temperature you set it at instead of allowing cold air to continue flowing in and contradicting your heating system's attempt to warm up your space.
You may not always need your attic to be the same temperature as the rest of your home, especially if it is primarily a storage space that you do not use frequently. Insulating your attic door can help stop your thermostat from using extra energy to raise it to the temperature of the rest of your home if you only need it to be warm enough to prevent your belongings from becoming damaged.
Fans and other ventilation systems can be helpful tools for managing warm air that frequently becomes trapped in certain parts of your attic instead of spreading evenly throughout your space. By making the most of a smaller overall amount of heat, you can reduce the need for your thermostat to force your system to produce more heat than you need.
Mice, squirrels, and other critters that chew, claw, or otherwise damage your insulation or electrical wiring can make it more challenging to effectively heat or cool your home. Critter Guard's Line Guard and Pole Guard systems can help keep a wide range of critters from climbing getting into your attic and causing damage.