ARS, Focus on your attic if you want to save energy

Kerry Tidwell, General Manager of ARS/Rescue Rooter, discusses why you need to focus on your attic if you want to save energy and decrease your utility bills.

A lot of people don’t give their attic much thought, other than using it for storage space. However, think about how hot it gets during July in your attic. It can reach temperatures over 100 degrees even when it is in the 80’s outside.

Now think about how much stress that puts on your AC in the hot summer months. That’s because your attic (if not protected or ventilated properly) retains the sun’s radiant heat. So cool air your AC is pumping into your home can be going to waste if you are retaining that heat in your attic. If there is a constant struggle between the heat in the attic and cool air from the AC, the air conditioner is working over-time to keep your home cool.

If this sounds familiar, chances are you may need to call ARS to get your attic looked at. They will start by looking at the insulation level in your attic. There is a certain amount of insulation that you need in your attic to make it “efficient.” They specialize in blown-in insulation so it gets into all those open gaps in the attic. Most people have not heard of radiant barrier for the attic but the technology has been around for several years. They can spray the underside of your attic’s roof that reflects heat away from your home in the summer. Think of it like sunscreen ARS/Rescue Rooter specializes in air conditioning, heating, plumbing and drain cleaning needs so we can address a lot of your home comfort needs. They have a team of trained specialists who take the time to understand your problem and know how to fix it right the first time. ARS/Rescue Rooter has been servicing the area for over 100 years, and has over 80 trucks on the road. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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