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Your Attic: Is it a Money and Energy Waster?

Do you have an attic in your San Diego home? If so, is it sealed, insulated, and ventilated? If it isn’t, this unassuming space may be wasting your heating and cooling dollars. Here’s why, and how to prevent it. Your attic, at the top of your home, is part of your thermal envelope — the interface between your home’s temperature and the outside world. Direct sunlight on the roof during the hot summer months causes heat to radiate down into…

Improve Your Attic or Basement with These Tips

For maximizing home energy savings and comfort in summer, turn your attention to the basement and attic. These areas are common sources of energy loss and any improvements made will help you save money. Here are some tips. Moisture Control Basements and attics often suffer from high humidity. Any area of the home that remains damp will increase humidity throughout the rest of the home. This decreases comfort and makes your home feel warmer, which means your air conditioning costs…

Proper Attic Insulation Can Help You Save Energy Year Round

When your attic doesn’t have enough insulation, your home can lose heat. This causes your heating system to run more frequently, leading to higher energy bills. Not having enough attic insulation can also result in drafty areas, making your home uncomfortable. Use the following information to help you understand more about insulating your attic.…

Can’t Take The Heat In Your Attic? Consider The Benefits Of An Attic Fan

As the saying goes, “out of sight, out of mind.” However, don’t let this be your mentality when it comes to your attic. If your home seems overly hot or humid, the culprit may be an excess buildup of heat in your attic. Proper ventilation is key to your overall home comfort, so you might want to consider installing and using an attic fan.…