Still Feel Cold? Your Attic Might Be to Blame.
You already know that warm air rises.
During the winter, that warm air rises to the top of your home. If your attic isn't properly insulated or air-sealed, all of that heat escapes from your living space – fast.
You might feel cold, even though you've set the thermostat to a supposedly comfortable temperature. The good news? We can assess your home's comfort performance and create an action plan.
Air leaks and inadequate insulation create comfort problems.
During the winter, your home might be losing heat all the time via:
- Air leaks between your ceiling and your living space: Holes around plumbing, ducts, wires, and whole-house fans allow warm air to escape into your attic.
- Poorly installed or inadequate insulation: Low R-values and gaps between insulation bats increase heat loss.
- Old or compressed insulation: If you live in an older home, your insulation might not perform as well as it used to.
Of course, your attic might not be the only reason you're feeling cold. Depending on your home, other causes might include:
- An oversized furnace that heats some rooms faster than others, leaving you with cold spots throughout your home
- Duct leaks near your supply vents that reduce airflow to certain rooms
- Air leaks all around your home that allow cold air to infiltrate and warm air to escape
Your home is unique. So is our approach.
As a Building Performance Institute (BPI)-certified home performance contractor, our team knows how to identify your biggest comfort and efficiency problems and solve them for good.
In other words, we’re not here to rehash the “wisdom” of caulking around windows and doors. We use powerful tools to measure how well your home performs. Then we make it perform better.
When it comes to overall comfort, home performance matters just as much as HVAC performance.
That’s why we do this work – to make your home a healthier, more comfortable, more energy efficient place to live.