Top 5 Benefits of Insulation in Florida Attics
Did you know that about 40% of the energy your home loses every month is lost through the attic? It’s true! So if you’ve been asking yourself if adding insulation to your attic is worth it, the answer is a resounding YES!
Here are the top five benefits of adding insulation to your attic—especially in Florida.
1. Eliminate Hot and Cold Spots
Attic insulation will help eliminate hot and cold spots throughout your house. Think about it like adding a blanket to your ceiling to control uneven temperatures. Additionally, attic insulation will help keep your Florida home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
2. Reduces AC Unit Wear and Tear
Adding insulation to your attic in Florida will help maintain the temperatures in your home. This means that due to the insulation in your attic, the AC system won’t run as much or turn on and off as much. This reduces the amount of wear and tear on your AC unit resulting in fewer repairs.
It also means your unit should last longer, especially if you perform regular filter changes, keep the coils and condenser clean, and have the annual maintenance performed on it to keep it in top shape.
3. Save Money on Your Energy Bill
Since attic insulation helps reduce energy loss and maintains steady temperatures in your home, you should save money every month on your energy bill. The more often your AC system must turn on and off to maintain the temperatures in your home, the more it will cost to run your AC. So ultimately, installing insulation in your attic could, over time, end up paying for itself.
4. Less Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
If you want to help do your part in protecting the environment, reducing greenhouse gases is a start. Adding insulation to your attic will help reduce GHG emissions. The higher the R-value, the more effective your insulation will be.
For Florida, the EPA recommends an R-value of somewhere between 30-60 if your attic is currently uninsulated. An R-value of 25-38 is recommended for a home with existing insulation. The further south you live, the lower the R-value you need. However, with Sarasota and Bradenton being more central locations in Florida, you’d be better off going with a higher R-value.
Just remember, the higher the R-value insulation you install, the more protection your home will have and the more money you will save on your energy bill month after month, year after year.
5. Increases Home Value
When adding insulation to your attic and over your garage, you will be adding to the value of your home. Homebuyers look at this as an added benefit and additional savings. This is because it reduces the AC system’s wear and tear, deters pests, lowers energy costs, and increases the comfort of the entire home.
If you want to learn more about adding insulation to your attic or would like a price, please Contact A/C Warehouse today. We have been helping Sarasota and Bradenton area residents with all their HVAC needs for over 15 years and look forward to serving you too!