Heat loss is a major source of wasted money when you own a home. What are you supposed to do if your attic is practically giving away all your hot air? Better attic insulation can help, so here are five reasons to use an attic tent to protect your attic door.

1. Save Money

An attic tent helps reduce your heat loss, and it’ll make it less likely that your furnace will overwork. However, you have to consider the shape and size of your attic door and the kind of heating in your home before making any plans for an attic tent. Climate is also a factor since, depending on the type of attic door you have, cold air could sink and make the upper floors colder.

2. Helps the Environment

Less lost heat leads to less energy created by power plants. This helps you reduce your carbon footprint.

3. Beat Back Moisture Damage

An unprotected attic door could allow rising heat to melt snow and ice on the roof, which leads to damage over time. It may not be obvious at first, but the longer it goes, the more damage that occurs. An attic tent traps rising heat, keeping your home warmer and preventing damage.

4. Improved Comfort

Attic doors could lead to massive temperature variations between floors. The temperature differences could be anywhere from 10 to 15 degrees. Attic tents collect warm air and keep out cold.

5. Protects Equipment

A properly insulated attic door means your HVAC equipment won’t have to work as much or as hard. Less wear and tear leads to it lasting longer. This means you could reduce the number of repairs your system needs in the future.

Contact Doc Savage Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. to make sure your attic door is protected by an attic tent. We can install your attic tent and help you save money.

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