With summer in full effect in Northwest Arkansas, it’s time to make sure your house stays as energy efficient as possible.  Heat from your attic can have a detrimental effect so it’s important to be familiar with several attic sealing strategies that can help you save money.  

When heat builds up in your attic, warm air will begin to leak into your home.  Your air system will be overworked while attempting to create a consistent temperature, causing your utility bills to rise.

Another common problem brought about by improper attic sealing is moisture.  Mold grows in dark, damp areas and can quickly become airborne.  It can cause respiratory problems for you and your family, especially if you already suffer from asthma or allergies.  It can also cause very expensive damage to your home if it goes unchecked for long enough.  To avoid these problems, employ one or more of these attic sealing strategies.  

Insulate Your Roof
Insulation will help prevent the transfer of heat in and out of your home.  This guide can help you determine if you currently have a sufficient amount.  You can put insulation around your ducts to better ensure that the air within them stays at a consistent temperature as it travels through.

Increase Attic Ventilation
By allowing air to flow in and out of your attic, you will be able to retain a moderate temperature.  It also helps prevent moisture from accumulating.  The panels that cover your soffits can be replaced with ridged vents to let air in while making sure the elements stay out.  

Reinforce Your Roof
Use weatherproofing to keep water out of your attic, especially in older buildings.  Flashing is a type of weatherproofing commonly made from sheet metal that will help bolster the durability of your roof.  

For more information about attic sealing strategies and ways to implement them, contact Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal today.  We proudly provide comfort solutions to Northwest Arkansas residents.

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