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  • How to Prevent Heat Loss in Your Attic

    January 4, 2019

    Not many things are as uniquely frustrating as finding out your attic isn’t trapping heat as well as it should. You can spend all the time in the world maintaining a healthy air-circulation system, but if it just leaks from your attic into the world outside, then it all will have been for naught.

    We want our neighbors to enjoy a warm and comfortable home all day, every day, and we hate to hear that someone’s attic isn’t keeping heat inside where it should be. To help restore your attic’s efficiency back to where it should be, the pros at American Air & Heat have compiled a handy list of ways to prevent heat loss in your attic!

    Insulate Your Attic

    Sometimes the reason your attic seems to be losing heat quicker than normal is because the material preventing the heat from leaving has eroded or lost its efficiency. Your insulation, just like any material, has to be replaced eventually since it wears out. When it loses efficiency, your home can’t trap the rising heat it creates as easily and you’ll notice a drop in heating power.

    Check the status of your insulation and determine if it might be one of the culprits behind your heat-loss woes. However, if you can’t easily look at your insulation because of where it’s installed, then call a heating professional to come do it for you — like the ones at American Air & Heat!

    Seal Any Cracks

    Even if your insulation is fine, you still might be losing more heat than you know what to do with. When it’s not your insulation, then there’s a good chance your roof itself might be leaking. As your first layer against the elements, your roof is more likely to have smaller punctures or holes that give heat an open pathway to the outside.

    Call an expert to come inspect your roof from the inside or outside, and they’ll be able to tell you if anything is significantly wrong — and the steps needed to solve the problem quickly and efficiently to get your heating system back to normal.

    Make Sure It’s Ventilated

    Tending to ventilation needs might not seem like something that you’d need to be all that concerned with when you’re trying to regulate the temperature of your attic, but it makes a great deal of difference.

    Hot air needs a way to circulate through your home and cold air needs a place to escape, and installing adequate ventilation is the way to do that. Although having as much hot air in your attic as possible may seem like the ideal solution, it can be a double-edged sword.

    When too much hot air congregates, for example, it seeps through the roof and helps contribute to problems like ice dams. Even though we don’t have to deal with those as often in Florida, temperature regulation is still just as important.

    American Air & Heat: Here to Help

    No matter what the issue is, managing the rate at which heat escapes your home is something everyone needs to have a good handle on. It affects how your home is heated as well as the resulting energy bills, and ignoring it for too long can have harmful effects on your home.

    American Air & Heat’s experts are armed with the tools and top-rate knowledge to help maximize your home’s heating capabilities. Give us a call at 800-421-2665 for more information!