Until recently, it didn’t occur to me that the attic isn’t intended to be nothing more than a storage space.
My apartment includes a full-sized attic where I’ve piled up totes full of the clothes my kids have outgrown.
I have bags of sports equipment, boxes of Christmas decorations, stacks of photo albums plus aged furniture in the attic. Every now plus then, I need to head up to the attic to find something. I’ve always noticed that the space is terribly boiling in the Summer plus chilly cold in the winter. I didn’t realize this problem was easily costing me a good deal of money in heating plus cooling costs. Last Springtime, when I hired an Heating plus A/C business to repair the a/c, I complained about my electric bills. I told him that I was always looking for modern ways to tighten up the apartment plus reduce expenses. He gave some suggestions, including a smart thermostat, ceiling fans plus attic insulation. I wasn’t sure if the attic was insulated or not. When I checked, I found that there was legitimately little insulation plus it showed signs of water destruction plus rodent infestation. The insulation definitely wasn’t accomplishing anything. With a little research, I l received that the attic is designed to help with the efficiency plus comfort of the living space. Heat tends to migrate to cooler areas. If the attic is boiling in the summer, the heat travels into the air conditioned rooms of the house. If the attic is cold in the winter, the heat from the oil furnace rises upward. I decided to update the insulation myself. It was a time-consuming, labor-intensive plus easily bad job. The air in the attic was super hot, stale plus stuffy. The aged insulation was dirty plus gross, plus the modern insulation was scratchy. However, replacing the attic insulation has made a worthwhile improvement.