With the return of the sun to South Texas, so comes the higher temperatures and higher utility bills. Before it gets too hot, you might want to take a few minutes to consider one of the biggest factors that will affect your electric bill in the next few months, the attic. The homes attic is often an ” out of site, out of mind ” area in our homes. but can have a large influence on your next utility statement. You should have at least 12 to 14 inches of insulation in your attic. Any less, and the heat from the attic will transfer into your “envelope” or interior of your house. Along with proper insulation, proper ventilation and ensuring the duct work is properly sealed are important also. A reputable insulation company will normally charge around a dollar a sq. foot to properly install insulation to your attic. Be sure you ask about local and federal rebates also. CPS Energy here in San Antonio will give you .25 cents per sq ft back. Enjoy the Sunshine !