The attic tent is an insulative barrier between the envelope of the attic and the living space of your home. An attic tent will stop the infiltration of hot, allergen-carrying air in the summer and freezing air in the winter. When air infiltration is minimized, your home stays more comfortable and your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard in maintaining consistent temperatures within your home.
An exposed attic entry way reduces the effectiveness of your insulation by providing an escape route for the air trapped in your attic. With the difference in air pressure between your attic and living space, the process of convection creates a transfer of air across the two spaces, allowing air from your attic to move into the interior of your home.
When properly fitted with an attic tent, you tighten the envelope of your attic space, which serves to eliminate the transfer of energy between the attic and the rest of the house. This means cost savings in your energy bill and a more comfortable home across all seasons of the year.