It is officially the holiday season and this is not the time of year that you are going to be okay with wasting any of your hard-earned money. That is why you take such good care of your home comfort system after all; you want to make sure that your HVAC system is running as efficiently as possible so not one dime goes to waste. A large part of this is making sure that the air that you pump into your home is of good quality.
Keeping the doors and windows shut, cleaning or changing your filters regularly, and even investing in a good air purifier are all things that one can do to make sure they enjoy good indoor air quality.
But did you know that your attic insulation has the ability to affect your IAQ? If you didn’t know this fact before, you may want to take a trip upstairs to make sure your insulation isn’t compromising the air within your home!
What Role Does My Attic Insulation Play?
Chances are that you are a little confused by the idea that the fluffy stuff sitting around your attic has any effect on your insulation. Unless you somehow got ahold of insulation laced with asbestos, you are safe from any harmful chemicals leaking into your house. Your attic insulation is more important for making sure that nothing leaks out!
Attic insulation is responsible for “sealing” your home which means that it prevents the nicely temperate air that is filling your home from leaking out and being displaced by the uncomfortable air that is swirling around outside.
Attic Insulation and Your HVAC System
Your attic insulation can improve your IAQ and the operation of your HVAC system in a few different ways. These include:
- Keeping the temperature-controlled air in: As we mentioned above, attic insulation helps keep all that temperature-controlled air that your HVAC system works hard to produce inside your home. This makes things a lot easier on your HVAC system because it won’t need to produce extra effort to replace air that is leaking out through an unsealed attic.
- Keeping dirt and debris out: If air is able to leak out it can also leak in. Attic insulation blocks outside air from creeping into your home unfiltered which means it is another guardian against dirt, allergens ad other contaminants that would otherwise lower your IAQ.
- Keeping your home’s temperature more balanced: Aside from keeping cooled air within your home, your attic insulation also keeps the warm muggy air out. Sealing has been shown to help homes stay cool in warm months and optimize the energy efficiency of HVAC systems.
Improve Your IAQ with Help from the Pros
If you are in need of attic insulation service, look no further than the team of professional technicians at Air On Demand. We can help ensure your attic insulation is up to par and can also help you identify other ways to optimize your IAQ.