Properly insulated attics are key to ensuring your home is energy efficient and comfortable. Studies today show that 50% - 70% of home energy costs come from heating and cooling. Most attics built today only install minimum insulation levels. In addition to addressing proper insulation, air sealing should be a part of your attic insulation project, as well as ventilation and addressing radiant heat.
Proper ventilation reduces humidity levels which leads to reduced chance for mold growth. Gable vents are a cost effective first step in increasing ventilation. Baffles are important for ventilation when installing additional insulation. They provide a channel for airflow in the attic, they help improve air flow and reduce the cost of your cooling/heating in your house. Ridge vents are also a great addition to any attic ventilation system, as they are proven to be the best exhaust. Another valued addition to proper ventilation systems are hatch covers. These are placed over the attic entrances to reduce stack effect. Healthy Homes Remediation can give you an in depth inspection focused on how your ventilation system is functioning and if it needs improved.
If you are one of many home owners that have your ducting in your attic, then heat and humidity are a big concern. Radiant barriers are ideal during summer time for reducing attic temperatures. Less heat in the attic means the air running through your ducting stays colder, in turn cooling your home faster and reducing your monthly bill. Another condition that home owners with attic ducting should be concerned with is high humidity. High humidity can lead to mold growth on your roof structure, and even more importantly in your ducting. A high efficient programmable dehumidifier placed in your attic will reduce the humidity, and starve mold spores of moisture. Healthy Homes Remediation suggests both of these tools if you having ducting in your attic.
Healthy Homes Remediation LLC
Findlay, Ohio 45840
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