If you’re looking for ways to keep your home comfortably cool this summer, attic ventilation and insulation are two essentials that can have a big impact. Let’s take a closer look at why they’re so important:
During our steamy summer weather, proper airflow is critical to rid your attic of hot, humidity-laden air that damages your roofing and significantly increases your HVAC system’s cooling load. Installing soffit and gable vents can provide vital natural airflow. You can aid the process of cooling down the space by adding an attic fan to draw outdoor air in through the vents and push hot air out.
If you don’t have sufficient attic insulation, the heat of the summer sun beating down on your roof transfers down through the ceilings into your living space. This makes it harder for your air conditioner to cool your home. It has to run longer, which increases your energy consumption and operating costs. Installing ample insulation can reduce this heat gain. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star guidelines recommend that homes in Coastal Georgia have a total of R-30 to R-60 of insulation installed on the floor of the attic.
You can improve your comfort and energy savings this summer by following these attic ventilation and insulation tips:
To learn more about how important attic ventilation and insulation are to the comfort level in your Savannah, Pooler or Bluffton area home, contact us today at McDevitt Air.
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