Homeowners searching for ways to make their houses more efficient are often surprised to learn that the best place to start may be hanging over their heads.
“When it comes to lowering heating and cooling costs and improving personal comfort, adding insulation to the attic of an older home often delivers some of the best return on investment a homeowner can make,” Clark Public Utilities Energy Counselor of the Day Trevor Frick said. “But, probably because it’s literally out of sight, it’s also out of mind, and often one of the last places people think about investing in home improvement.”
A thick layer of attic insulation will help your home stay warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer and lower the amount of energy needed to keep your living space comfortable. It’s relatively inexpensive compared to other home improvement projects, and can pay for itself pretty quickly, in terms of energy costs saved.