Your Attic Insulation
Proper attic insulation is key to ensuring energy efficiency in any home. Without properly insulating an attic and the right insulation levels, your home is at risk for receiving unsolicited, high energy bills. SA Energy Homes is committed to provide a Free and thorough Home Energy Analysis to determine what is needed in your home.
Did you know 2/3 of American homes are under insulated. This means that 2/3 of American households are paying more than need be on their energy bills. In an under-insulated home, the air conditioner is constantly working, trying to combat any hot or cold air that may enter the home. This can cause a huge strain on your HVAC and your living conditions.
Making sure you have the right amount of insulation in your attic is crucial to maintaining your home’s energy efficiency. There are many r-values to choose from when insulating an attic and every home may have different r-value levels to begin with. Learn more about your home’s unique attic situation and speak with me on your insulating needs.
How Much To Insulate My Home?
Each home’s current insulation levels and needs are different. With 2/3 of homes in the U.S. under-insulated, it’s impossible to tell how much insulating an attic would cost for your home, without the proper measurements. For a free energy consultation and estimate on your next insulation project, call or sign up with SA Energy Homes Today!
Roofing Ridge Ventilation & Fans
Ridge vents are a type of ventilation, used in central and south Texas areas that allows the hot air trapped in your attic the chance to escape. Ridge vents are installed on the peak of a sloped roof, or on many peaks for larger homes, to facilitate in the flow of air within the attic. SA Energy Homes makes installing ridge vents easy. You can find ridge vents that match your current shingles to flow flawlessly with your roof. Call or sign-up today for a free consultation to install ridge vents on your home and cool your attic.
How It Works…
A ridge vent works on the basis of several principles. Adequate soffit and Fascia coupled with a ridge vent creates a pathway for a continuous airflow along the entire underside of the roof deck, inside the attic. The flow of air is maintained in two ways. First, hot air naturally rises and exits out the ridge vents, pulling in cool air from below. Second, positive airflow across the ridge of the house produces a “venturi effect”, or a negative pressure, which pulls air out of the ridge vent and brings in cool air from the Soffit vents below. Whether you are in calm or windy weather, the entire attic is vented by a constant flow of cooler, dryer outside air.
Texas Solar Fans
The attic is usually the hottest, moisture-filled area of the house. All year long trapped moisture wreaks havoc to your home. Everyday activities, such as showering and cooking, produce water vapor that migrates into the attic. This moisture promotes the growth of mold and mildew and, if it saturates your insulation, can lead to fungal decay and destruction of your roof frame and decking. A solar attic fan can help ensure your attic stays cool and dry, making your home more comfortable and energy efficient.
A solar attic fan is an electronic device that is energized by a solar power source. These fans for the most part do not require any alternate resource of power. Cooling an enclosed area during the day is one of the main uses for these types of fans. If the temperature is higher outside the fan will run faster.
When other means of ventilation are inadequate, you may want to think about adding attic fans to your home’s venting strategy. Soffit, fascia, and Ridge Vents require a wind presence to ventilate the attic. An attic fan does not, and operates all hours of the day to keep you attic dry. A solar powered attic fan requires no electrical hookup and is installed in as little as one hour. Save energy and protect your roof.