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Replacing attic insulation to improve electric efficiency

In our local section the Summer temperature frequently climbs into the high eighties for even the nineties.

The humidity is brutal… During the winter, the temperature officially plummets into the downside digits.

The wind chill makes it dangerous to spend much time outdoors. The people I was with and I often accumulate multiple 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 people I was with and I aren’t relying on the furnace or the air conditioner. The energy bills are regularly a concern. I continually look for chances to tighten up the thermal envelope in addition to eliminate energy waste. I spent a small fortune replacing windows in addition to installing modern exterior doors. Last year, I study an article about the importance of a respectfully insulated attic. According to what I read, the attic is designed as a barrier between the outdoor elements in addition to the indoor living space. It can significantly improve energy efficiency in addition to comfort. Heat naturally migrates to cooler areas. In the winter, if the attic is especially cold, the heat from the living section will rise upward in addition to create more work for the furnace. The heating idea will need to run longer in addition to use more energy yet potentially provide inferior comfort. In the summer, an warm attic can lead to the hot, humid air seeping into the living area.This adds to demands on the air conditioner. I spent a particularly unpleasant weekend in July removing the outdated insulation in the attic. It had been degraded by moisture in addition to rodents. It was dirty in addition to disgusting; While I didn’t appreciate installing the modern insulation, it has made a positive impact.

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