Your attic may seem like the scariest place in your home. This “spooky” feeling is at least in part because of the influence of Hollywood horror films. But did you know there are a few simple things you can look for in the attic to improve your HVAC’s performance? In this post, we’ll take a look at a few of the items you may find above the ceiling, and what it means for your overall comfort.
Naturally, you don’t monitor the temperature in your attic because you’re not up there much. But it’s important to remember that your home shouldn’t get too hot, even in the attic. Limited ventilation can leave your attic hot and very humid. There are a variety of side effects of excessive heat in your attic. For starters, it can lead to your HVAC unit overheating and burning out. That’s no fun for your comfort or your wallet. If the heat comes with humidity, this could also lead to structural damage to your home and even mold.
MOLD AND MILDEW
Finding mold or mildew anywhere in your home is a major red flag. If you see any sort of mold (often visible as small black dots) in your home or attic, it’s critical that you get it inspected as soon as possible. Black mold can lead to severe health problems including difficulty breathing, headaches, and other side effects. If you show these or other symptoms, get your home checked for mold.
No one enjoys the feeling of knowing that there’s something “alive” in the attic. Mice, squirrels, or other pests are a nuisance for you and can wreak havoc on your home. But how did they get there in the first place? They probably got in through an opening in the attic space that can be repaired – and the dark, moist atmosphere makes it desirable for them to stay.
One good solution is good insulation. It will not only deter pests but also keep the warm or cool air where it belongs: inside the living spaces in your home.
WORTH THE CALL
The Bosworth Company in Kerrville has certified HVAC pros who can assist you with your heating and cooling needs no matter what you may find in the attic! Give us a call today at 830-428-2764 to make an appointment or schedule one online. The Bosworth Company. Worth the Call. Always.