If some parts of your house are always too hot or too cold, but the rest of the house seems to stay at a comfortable temperature, you will want to have a Classic Aire Care expert inspect your home for possible issues. Poor attic insulation is one of the most common culprits.
Poor insulation in the home, especially in the attic, can lead to some very uncomfortable spots in your residence. A qualified technician can inspect your insulation and make recommendations on updates that will give your house a better conditioned air flow. A technician can inspect your attic and crawl spaces for thin or missing insulation. Adding bits of insulation in a place where it is removed or thin can have dramatic effects on the comfort of an adjoining room.
When older homes were built, the standard for insulation was different. In St. Louis, most older homes have R-19 to R-30, which is between eight to 12 inches of attic insulation or less. The current recommendations today by the U.S. Department of Energy is that homes in St. Louis have at least an R-49 attic insulation, which is more like 18 inches thick. The thicker insulation will help reduce the amount of outside air coming into the home through cracks and wil also decrease how hard your heating and cooling units must work.
Many attics are missing insulation where the attic access hatch is located. If they do have some there, it is minimal. Even though it is a small space, you can potentially lose a lot of conditioned air through it, especially during extreme temperatures.
Many homes also do not have attic sealing. These are places where pipes and other elements from outside are routed to go into your home. You may be losing regular conditioned air in all those little spaces.
If you think you need to improve your insulation, call the experts at Classic Aire Care today. Our experts will come to inspect your home and makes suggestions on how you can be more comfortable.