The cost of insulating your attic may stop you from considering it. A contractor may charge you $1500 if your attic is about 800 square feet. However, your investment will be completely worth it. Attic insulation is a more practical home-improvement project that you should start planning and saving up for, and here are some reasons why:
Lower energy bills
Investing in high-quality attic insulation with a high R-value and reputable contractors may save you up to $600 in heating and cooling costs every year. If you live in a conventional home, your attic is most likely vented to the exterior of the house and insulated with porous material that allows cold air in during the winter and out during the summer. Installation of insulating material to the upper trusses will drastically reduce the amount of airflow within your home, and avoid the uneven temperatures that make your air conditioning system active all day. With reduced energy, your carbon footprint is reduced, and you get to contribute to environmental conservation.
In addition to lower energy bills, uneven temperatures can make your home uncomfortable to live in, especially in the summers and winters. Insulation materials reduce the degree of the temperature changes so that your home feels more comfortable to live in. Again, during allergy season, insulation will reduce the amount of dust, pollen, and dirt that enters your home as it seals out the attic and reduces the amount of particulates coming in. This way, you will breathe more comfortably at home.
Increase your home’s resale value
If you ever plan to sell your home, your selling price will be higher if the attic is well insulated. Buyers are willing to fork out extra cash for a house they deem comfortable and with lower implications on their bills, which means that you may get all the cash you used to insulate your attic back.