In our local section the summer time temperature frequently climbs into the high eighties for even the nineties.
The humidity is brutal, during the winter, the temperature respectfully plummets into the drawback digits. The wind chill makes it dangerous to spend much time outdoors. The two of us often accumulate many feet of snow in a single overnight span. The weather extremes require either heating or cooling for the majority of the year. There is seldom a time when the two of us aren’t relying on the gas furnace or the air conditioner. The energy bills are always a concern. I continually look for chances to tighten up the thermal envelope and eliminate energy waste. I spent a small advantage replacing windows and installing new exterior doors. Last year, I learn an article about the importance of a correctly insulated attic. According to what I read, the attic is designed as a barrier between the outdoor elements and the indoor residing space. It can significantly improve energy efficiency and comfort. Heat naturally migrates to cooler areas. In the winter, if the attic is especially cold, the heat from the residing section will rise upward and create more labor for the gas furnace. The furnace will need to run longer and use more energy yet potentially supply inferior comfort. In the summer, an overheated attic can lead to the hot, humid air seeping into the residing area.This adds to demands on the air conditioner. I spent a truly unpleasant weekend in June removing the old insulation in the attic. It had been degraded by moisture and rodents. It was dirty and disgustingâ€¦ While I didn’t appreciate installing the new insulation, it has made a positive impact.