Poor attic insulation can cost you money, and A LOT of it.
A properly insulated attic can reduce heating and cooling costs by an average of *$600/year. Proper insulation will also make your home more comfortable and extend the life of your HVAC system.
Keeping your home warm in winter is expensive. Heating-oil prices have risen sharply in most parts of the country over the past year, and the Department of Energy predicts that prices for natural gas and heating oil will continue to rise. Sure, you can dial down the thermostat and get used to wearing bulky sweaters indoors to cut cost but, if your attic is unfinished or poorly insulated, installing proper insulation is one of the simplest ways to keep a lid on your heating bill every winter.
Precision uses state-of-the-art insulation products, such as white fiberglass, which is a JM product. HVAC insulation costs $1.20 to $1.50/sq. ft., and the average cost to insulate an 800 sq. ft. attic is $1080.00. If you factor in the average utility savings of $600/yr. for a properly insulated home, it’s possible to recoup the cost within two years!
If you’re not sure if your attic is properly insulated, call Precision 512-300-7422 to schedule an inspection today!
You can also complete a visual inspection to determine whether your attic is well-insulated. Simply look across the span of your attic. If your insulation is just level with or below the ceiling joist, more insulation is needed. If you can’t see any of the ceiling joists because the insulation is well above them, you probably have enough and adding more may not be cost-effective. Use the chart below to determine how much you may need.
*Based on a national average; actual savings may vary.