Why Attic Insulation Is So Important - J&W Heating and Air

Why Attic Insulation Is So Important

Good insulation is critical to maintaining the energy efficiency of your home year-round. But, if only certain parts of your home have the proper amount of insulation, you’ll still experience issues around energy efficiency and comfort. One of the more overlooked areas for installing proper insulation in Ponte Vedra is your attic space. Your attic space can have a big effect on your home’s energy efficiency, which is why it’s important that the area is properly insulated. If you aren’t sure if you have enough attic insulation, or you know you need more, call the people you can trust to correctly and effectively install insulation in your attic: J & W Heating and Air.

How Insulation Works

The main job of insulation is to slow the transfer of heat. Heat flows in 3 ways:

  • Convection – the way heat circulates through liquids and gases
  • Conduction – the way heat moves through materials
  • Radiation – heat that travels in a straight line and is absorbed by anything exposed to it

When your attic isn’t properly insulated, the intense heat of your attic in the summer easily transfers into your living space, which can force your AC to work harder. During the winter, the heat from your home will move toward the cold air in your attic and outside, forcing your heating system to compensate for the lost heat. By properly insulating your attic, you can significantly reduce heat transfer during all seasons.

Benefits of Good Attic Insulation

Here are some of the benefits of good attic insulation:

  • Better energy efficiency – as we mentioned above, having the right amount of insulation throughout your home is critical to maintaining good energy efficiency in your home all year. In fact, the EPA estimates that having the right amount of insulation in your home can reduce your annual energy usage up to 20%.
  • Better comfort – unwanted heat loss or gain can make your indoor temperature fluctuate and become uncomfortable. Having the right amount of insulation starting from your attic space helps you retain the heating and cooling inside your home.
  • Decreased noise pollution – insulation acts as a sound barrier, so with added insulation in your attic, your home will be quieter.

When it comes to having the right amount of insulation in your home, it’s important not to overlook your attic space. Call J & W Heating and Air today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts to review your attic insulation in Ponte Vedra.

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Stacy Russell
Stacy Russell
15:10 02 Jun 20
I will be recommending J&W to my friends and family. They were very professional and on time. Did a very well job in... a quality manner. Dustin, Mark, and Robert. Worked very well together and was in and out with no cleanup for me to do. Thanks so much for getting my home back to a cool environment.read more
Phillip Wallace
Phillip Wallace
13:46 27 May 20
Just had an entirely new, full HVAC install done at our old house in Riverside, which was a fairly big job. Brian and... Will did the installation, and were awesome. There was going to be issues leveling the air handler in the attic, so they moved it to a new spot and hung it instead, getting new parts/changing the plan on the fly. We're much happier with this new setup and location of the air handler. I really appreciated this, their professionalism/thoroughness, and flexibility. Brian and Will worked super-hard, and double-checked everything once the job was done. Would use this company again.read more
Louis Kincheloe
Louis Kincheloe
21:18 01 May 20
Two installers here early this morning. Worked all day. Very professional, extremely well mannered and quick to answer... all my questions. They are Dustin and Robert. Both men went above just installing my new unit, they were personable and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I was surprised when I found out these two hadn't been working that long together. They worked extremely well together. I highly recommend this two men.read more
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
18:10 01 Jun 18
Very pleased with installation of York A/C Heating unit. Jason Bottoms and Jason Flatearth were professional, ... arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. The unit looks great. They upgraded and repaired everything that needed it. Great Job.read more
James Ponciano
James Ponciano
22:46 03 May 18
A snake crawled into my outdoor condenser and stopped my 16 year old Trane last week on Thursday. The power surge took... out my blower unit circuit board and the motor. I called J&W and Rob was over within two hours of my call. I was spec'd a new York 17 seer system and it was up and running on Monday. Technicians Jason and Brian arrived promptly and every facet of the installation was thorough. When completed, I would not of even known they were there except they left my garage cleaner! Thanks J&W!read more
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