How does your attic insulation measure up? When it comes to keeping energy bills down and providing a comfortable environment for your friends and family members inside your home, insulation is a vital component. Knowing this, it’s astonishing to find out that 9 out 10 homes in the United States are under-insulated. Does your attic insulation pass the test? Find out how to measure it below:
- The first step is to take a visual assessment of the attic. Head up there and take a look around at the floor joists. Can you see the tops of the joists? If so, it means you don’t have enough insulation.
- Next, take a tape measure and find out how thick the level of insulation is. If it’s 3 inches or less, you need to add more.
- Take a photo of the insulation level on the tape measure for your records.
- Add 4-6 more inches of insulation. You can use fiberglass batts, cellulose, or just about any other type of insulation.
- Keep in mind that you’ll want to use R38 to R49 insulation in your attic in our area for best results.
In addition to adding an adequate amount of insulation to your attic, it’s also important to find and fill air leaks. There should be no gaps or cracks in the roof, or around windows or doors. We have a tradition of meeting customer needs. From the most complex installation to routine service and maintenance, Rusk Heating & Cooling has the tools, the people and the products to provide a home comfort system that fits your lifestyle and budget.