Why a Hot Attic Affects Your Home All Summer Long

Does it feel like Colorado summers are getting hotter? Especially if your home isn’t surrounded by trees, the warm sun beating down all afternoon can make your comfort levels almost unbearable.

Yet your electricity bills are telling you it’s time to look for other solutions. Isn’t there something else you can do?

Maybe it’s time to look up into your attic.

Why a Hot Attic Affects Your Home All Summer LongA hot attic can impact the air supply to every other room in your home. If your attic isn’t ventilated correctly, or has insulation issues, it can stop the air from circulating correctly. As a result, hot air can get trapped in your attic, and make it more difficult and more expensive to cool your home.

Why does air circulation matter? If your attic isn’t adequately ventilated, it means your HVAC system will have to work harder to keep your home cool. If things get too hot, it can start damaging other parts of your home, including the roof. And a hot, humid attic is the perfect place for mold and mildew to grow.

If you suspect you might have a problem in your attic, start fixing it today.

Start with sealing cracks and leaks. If you have a problem in your attic, there’s a chance heat is flowing in through holes and cracks. They are also a good way for water to flow in, which could escalate mold and mildew growth.

Upgrading your insulation is also another task you should consider doing. Just be sure your current insulation is in good shape before you add new.

Install an energy efficient attic fan that can dissipate the heat away from your attic and outside of your home.

One of our technicians would be happy to complete an energy audit and find out where your problem areas are. There are many ways to improve the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling system. We can find out what’s missing inside yours, and help you select the right course of action to make your house feel perfect all year long.

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