When you think of home insulation, you probably think about it keeping you warm in the winter time. The truth is, the right home insulation is a great way to keep you cool in the summertime, too.
In the Northeast, there’s a certain insulation standard that homes need to embrace in order to be energy efficient; while we do spend much of the year keeping ourselves warm in cold weather, this standard also applies to keeping cool in hot weather. You may have an air conditioning system that cools your home efficiently, but pairing it with insulation can make it work even better.
During the summertime, drafty areas of your home can let your cold air out and let hot outdoor air in. This means that your air conditioning system has to work harder (and therefore undergo more stress) in order to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. It also means that you’re paying more to keep your system going. With the proper insulation, however, you’ll get rid of those drafty areas and keep your cold air inside, where it should be.
Insulation will also help shield the inside of your home from the heat of the sun rays that beam down on it (also referred to as emission) and will help absorb any excess heat caused by convection (heat in the air caused by things like hair dryers, cooking, etc.). With a cooler home, you’ll be able to save money on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
If you’re not sure whether your home is properly insulated, call our insulation service experts. We’ll set up an appointment to assess your home and determine your situation. If we find that your home needs more insulation (which is often the case in older homes), we install a variety of insulation materials, including:
- Spray foam
- Blown fiberglass
- Injection foam
- Rigid foam
- Radiant barrier
We’ll help you choose the best type for your home. Give us a call today at 1-877-757-1141 to get started.