Are the second floor bedrooms in your house always freezing in the winter? Is reaching a steady, comfortable temperature in your home a lost cause? Do you notice that your energy bills have been steadily increasing?
If yes, you may be neglecting an essential part of your home that’s responsible for keeping warm air inside your home where it belongs: the attic.
Attic Insulation: The Secret Upgrade for Staying Warm and Cozy at Home
The lack of heat you experience at home is almost always due to the lack of proper insulation and sealing in your attic. Without a minimum thickness of R50, your home experiences heat loss up to 40%. The R-value is a measure of thermal resistance. If there is loose, fluffy insulation in your attic it has a value of only about R3 per inch.
Measuring and calculating what you have is a great place to start when figuring out how much insulation you need to add. If you don’t have at least 16 inches of insulation in your attic, you’re letting money waft out of your home.
But with attic insulation, not only do you keep your home warm, but you also earn more energy savings back in your pocket!
Why Your Home Needs Attic Insulation Today – Before Winter Hits
As heat escapes through your attic from poor or no insulation, you’re not only losing out on the heat you’re paying for, but allowing snow to melt on your roof, which can create ice dams and excessive condensation. Saving money on heating costs or potential external weather-related damage is always the goal for winter, so by insulating your attic, temperatures remain stable and circulate within it, giving you the best return on your investment. As a result, you can reduce heat loss through your attic by up to 80% with increased insulation.
You May Qualify for Free Attic Insulation And Earn Energy Rebates in the GTA!
The more energy your home loses, the more money your heating systems costs you in the long run. Fortunately, by upgrading your home’s heating systems, you can lower your energy consumption and earn savings at the same time.
When you get your attic insulation installed, you can qualify for the Home Energy Conservation (HEC) Program that allows you to increase your home’s energy efficiency, lower your monthly bills, and reduce your footprint on the environment.
By choosing this energy upgrade along with one other energy upgrades offered by Enbridge, you receive 15% in fuel savings, and qualify for exclusive rebates and incentives for saving energy.
You can earn up to $4250 in furnace heating rebates with your upgrades, and access incentives worth up to $2100. Take a look at how you can qualify for savings this winter by:
- Having a natural gas, oil, or propane boiler/furnace OR wood stove
- Living within the Enbridge Gas Program Delivery Area
- Being an Enbridge Gas customer with an open account and an on time payment record
- Contacting an Enbridge Gas approved Certified Energy Auditor to ensure your qualification
Give us a call at 1-888-675-5907 to see if you qualify, so you can start saving today!
How We Install Attic Insulation
Our attic insulation service starts with taking all the necessary precautions to ensure your installation goes smoothly. We adhere to the following steps for a quick and safe installation:
- Wood sheeting is placed on the attic floor for safe maneuvering within the small space
- Installation of soffit baffles to ensure air flow into the attic is not blocked
- Distribution of insulation first in the farthest corner from the attic entrance for easy access during installment
- Adjusting insulation to obstacles like cross-braces or pipes as we go
- Keeping insulation at least 3” from recessed lighting fixtures to avoid fire hazards
Not being weary of such important steps can cause problems during and after installment. Our technicians have many years of industry experience and know all the specifics and in-and-outs that may be overlooked by other technicians.
Qualify for Free Attic Insulation Today
Adding attic insulation delivers the greatest return on investment for most Canadian homes. As energy prices rise, deeper applications of attic insulation make more economic sense. Even homes built to code just two years ago may not meet the minimum levels required for new homes today. So, if you live with one or more of the common heat loss problems in your home, it may be time for popping up your attic with more insulation.