Importance of Attic Air Sealing

November 12, 2018

Living Room Need InsulationMany people don’t realize how important it is to make sure their attics are well sealed. As an area which is often only used for storage, your attic may simply be part of the house you don’t think about because you don’t see it.

Not only will cold air and drafts be able to come in through any cracks, but any air conditioning and heating can also go out the same way. Heat rises, and at least you want to keep your home sealed.

Do You Need Attic Sealing?

Here are some signs that you might need to work on sealing your attic:

  • Feel drafts in rooms, but don’t know where they’re coming from
  • Different rooms are hot or cold
  • Heating and cooling bills are higher than normal
  • Air inside home is dry in the winter
  • Ice dams form on roof in the winter

Why You Might Need Professional Help

Sealing your home can lead to much lower energy bills and a cozier home. However, this project isn’t for everyone. There are some things you should look for to see if it would be better to ask for help.

Seek Expert Attic Advice

The first most obvious problem may simply be that your attic space is small, making it difficult to maneuver. An expert heating technician will be able to work around difficult conditions. Another problem that might make the project more difficult is if you discover the insulation is damp, which could indicate you also have a leaky roof. Mold is a serious health problem and could be the result of ongoing moisture problems. Another glitch you might encounter is the home’s wiring, which could be dangerous for nonprofessionals.

Colorado Springs Heating Professionals

Home Heating Service, Inc. has been happily serving Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas since 1988. Our team of trained technicians, comfort consultants, and office staff are working together to achieve one goal: the total comfort of our customers. If you think you could benefit from a home evaluation, where we help you find ways to make your home more energy efficient, call us today.