Attic Air Sealing Savings

We’ve previously written about ways that you can save on your bills over the coming winter season here in Phoenix, AZ. One of those methods that we strongly recommend you look into is arranging for an energy audit for your home with our technicians. There’s no better way to find where you can save money in your home than to have our licensed and qualified professionals inspect, detect, and then correct.

For an energy audit in Mesa, AZ or the surrounding areas, contact our home performance specialists.

We’d like to focus on one of the most important corrections that we do for homes, which is attic air sealing.

Why the Attic Is Crucial for Energy Savings

Did you know that 9 out of 10 homes in the country are under-insulated? It’s true—and most of the insulation trouble is located in the attic. The attic is the spot in a home where heat most easily escapes, leading to drafts, and also where heat enters. In sunny Arizona, the sun beats down on the roof of a house for long stretches, and the radiant energy from this exposure can elevate the temperature in the attic above 130°F even on days that are merely warm. That heat can seep down into the home, heating it up, unless there’s sufficient insulation in the attic to prevent it.

How much energy waste does poor attic insulation lead to? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, if you added up the leaks in the average attic, it’s the equivalent of leaving a window open every day of the year!

Let Our Professionals Handle Your Attic Air Sealing

Chances are good that you need air sealing for your attic. But this isn’t a job to take on as a DIY project. Just piling in new bats of insulation in between the attic joists won’t do the job: you can end up wasting money and still have uneven insulation that misses the important places where heat is entering or escaping.

The simple solution is to contact our home performance experts. They’ll handle the task of detecting where your attic needs air sealing, and then they’ll put in the appropriate amount of insulation at the right R-value. We are certified and qualified contractors to handle this work: you can trust that we’ll get the job done right the first time!

In addition to air sealing attics, we also install radiant barriers in Chandler, AZ. These barriers help to deflect heat from the sun away from the attic.

The Comfort, Health, and Energy Savings Experts at Magic Touch Mechanical are here to help you in Mesa, AZ.