Insulating Your Attic for Fall & Winter

Keep the Heat In! 

 Winter is coming! Are you prepared? Before we know it, the chilly nights and crisp mornings will set in, and you might find yourself putting on an extra layer – even indoors! Now is the time to weather-proof your home for the season ahead, with home repairs that will keep your family comfortable.

 

If your home is drafty, or if you’ve experienced high power bills in the past, you might find that your attic insulation (or lack thereof) is the culprit. Gaps around your vents, ductwork, and other structural elements can contribute toward a chilly home during the cooler seasons. Especially because heat tends to rise, subpar attic insulation can be especially noticeable in the winter months. DogGoneHandy’s local handyman services can help diagnose and fix the issue, ensuring that your home stays cool in the summer and cozy in the winter!

 

In addition to making your family more comfortable, insulating your attic can also help you save money and run your energy system more efficiently! Reducing the amount by which you need to heat or cool your home can result in some significant power bill savings. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that properly insulating your attic can help you save 10-15% on your power bill![i]

 

“The attic is usually where you can find some of the largest

opportunities to save energy in your home.”

-Energy Stari

 

Plus, many utilities companies – including Georgia Power - offer rebates for a professional home energy assessment as well as some sealing and insulation projects![ii] Investing in the right home repairs – like insulating your attic - can help you save money in the long run.

 

Whenever you’re dealing with cramped, awkward, potentially musty/moldy spaces, it’s best to leave the job to a trusted, professional Atlanta handyman. DogGoneHandy’s experienced crew will remove and properly dispose of your existing insulation, inspect your attic for mold/mildew/animals, inspect your attic structure for wood rot and other signs of damage, and can help you choose from the various options for attic insulation, including spray foam, batt insulation, and blown insulation. Our crew is also well-versed in local building and efficiency codes, giving you peace of mind that the job will be done correctly and safely.

 

Stop spending so much on your power bill and save your hard-earned money for more important things - like Pumpkin Spice lattes, Halloween costumes, and holiday shopping!

 

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Call DogGoneHandy at 404.876.7000

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[i] Giannunzio, Marcy. What you need to know before insulating your attic.” The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/where-we-live/wp/2017/01/17/what-you-need-to-know-before-insulating-your-attic/?utm_term=.7bfec29e81fel. Accessed 18 September 2017.

[ii] “Attic Insulation Project.” Energy Star.

https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=home_sealing.hm_improvement_attic_insulation. Accessed 18 September 2017.

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