With fall’s arrival the days become increasingly shorter, leaves turn and autumn winds begin to blow. It’s also the time of year to stop thinking about all the little things that need to be done around the house to prepare for the colder days and nights ahead – and to get started doing them.
One of the best ways to increase the comfort level in your home year-round is to make sure your attic is properly insulated. Like a good down-jacket in the wintertime, insulation traps air in little pockets, forming a barrier against the outside temperatures.
Insulation levels are specified as R-Value, a measure of insulation’s resistance to heat traveling through it. The higher the R-Value, the better the thermal performance of the insulation.
And, while The Department of Energy recommends a minimum of R38 (13 inches) insulation, most homes only have R19 (6 inches), which means a lot of homeowners are missing out on significant savings and comfort.
It’s particularly important for owners of older homes to check and make sure homes still have adequate insulation, as over time moisture can reduce the R value of insulation, weighing it down, depressing the pockets that trap air and significantly lowering its efficiency.
If your attic lacks proper insulation, or if the insulation in your attic looks trampled, matted and no longer appears fluffy, it is time to replace or add more insulation. With the Atticat insulation blower you can quickly and safely blow added insulation into every corner and crevice of your attic in a few hours or less.
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Atticat insulation and Atticat insulation blower rentals are available at select Home Depot stores and Tool Rental Centers. With the purchase of 9 bags or less of Atticat insulation, blower rental is just $75 per day. If you purchase 10 or more bags of Atticat insulation, rental is absolutely free.