I have a large, older home that tends to be drafty in the winter season but overheated in the warm season. Insufficient insulation with high ceilings cause the heating and also cooling plan to struggle to maintain an even temperature. The majority of our budget goes directly to our indoor temperature control. The situation is made even worse because the ductwork runs through the attic and then is impacted by the temperature. The attic tends to be drastically hot and also sticky in the warm season, but it’s chilly cold in the Winter season. About a year ago, when an heating and air conditioning professional was handling the regular maintenance of the air conditioner, he recommended I replace the attic insulation. His supplier specializes in blown-in insulation which minimizes labor-costs, disruption to the home and unneeded mess. The blown-in insulation conforms to any unusual shapes to provide a superior seal. I hired the heating and air conditioning contractor to come back in the fall to absolutely ensure that the attic is properly insulated and ventilated, and the whole process has successfully trimmed thirty percent off our annual energy costs so far. The gas furnace and also the air conditioner no longer run for such extensive cycles and they more steadily manage comfort levels. Because of reducing wear or tear, I expect the heating and also cooling component to operate more reliability and hopefully also last longer. The added insulation has also eliminated drafts, hot or chilly spots and has finally minimized temperature stratification. I’ve noticed less problems with excess humidity in the warm season, and thankfully the home even smells better. I don’t need to wash as often, because there’s far less dust floating around in the air. I am constantly looking for other strategies I can take to improve the energy efficiency, comfort and also air quality of our home.