Properly insulating your home or building helps to maintain comfortable temperatures year-round. No matter what kind of insulation you currently have in your attic, you can quickly determine if you need more by looking across the span of your attic. If your insulation level is below your floor joists and less than 14 inches deep you should add more loose fill fiberglass insulation. It is important that the insulation be evenly distributed because sometimes there is enough insulation in the middle of the attic but very little along the eaves.
Insulation levels are specified by R-Value, which is a measure of the insulation’s ability to resist heat flow. The higher the R-Value, the better the thermal performance of the insulation. The recommended level for most attics is to insulate to R-38 or about 13 to 14 inches.
CPS Energy presently offers a rebate program to help offset the cost of adding insulation to your attic floor or foam insulation on the attic roof decking. For additional information please contact Tom Porter, (210) 848-5658 or visit CPS Energy Rebate Program website.