Insulation is an important factor in controlling cooling costs when the mercury is rising. Out of sight and out of mind, attic insulation may not seem significant, but a lack of it can cause a dramatic increase in your power bill.

This simple upgrade can be your first line of defense against summertime heat.

Heat rises

Summertime attic temperatures can reach as high as 150 degrees. Without proper attic insulation, this unbearable level of heat seeps down into the structure of your home, causing your air conditioner to work harder to keep temperatures cool. This extra work raises your energy bills and increases the wear and tear on your A/C. If your ductwork is located in your attic, the situation can be made even worse.

Additionally, hot, dark attic environments are a breeding ground for molds that can damage the structure of your home, the insulation itself and items stored in your attic. Rising attic heat can easily be deterred with attic insulation and proper ventilation.

Heat radiates

Hot temperatures and inadequate insulation levels turn your ceiling into a boiler plate. Wood-building materials that easily soak up heat and radiate it back worsen the situation, putting further strain on your air conditioner. Adding insulation to address this situation is a cost effective way to keep your home at a comfortable temperature and save money on energy bills.

For more information about attic insulation and how to keep your home A/C operating efficiently, contact Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. Our team has been a trusted source for homeowners throughout the greater Cincinnati area since 1910, specializing in residential and light commercial service.

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