Attic insulation is necessary to regulate the temperature inside your house. Wood, drywall and other construction materials allow heat to easily transfer. Attic insulation blocks this heat transfer and allows your home to maintain its indoor temperature, no matter how hot or cold it is outside.
During the Texas summer, attics reach temperatures of over 170 degrees. Without proper attic insulation, this heat will flow through the ceiling and directly into your home. With this much heat coming in, your air conditioner will have to work overtime and your electricity bill can be hundreds of dollars higher.
Local utilities suggest that the average Austin home needs an additional 6 to 8 inches of attic insulation to optimize energy efficiency. We recommend going above the Department of Energy’s recommendations of R38 for our region. A home should have at least 15-18 inches of insulation to be comfortable. By properly insulating your home you can create a more comfortable, consistent indoor climate while significantly improving your home’s energy efficiency.