Your heating and air conditioning system should be keeping your home cool in the summer, but if it’s feeling a little toasty, it could be the insulation and not the HVAC. Replacing it could make a significant difference. Here’s what you need to know.
Insulation is Not Just for Heat
Most people think of insulation as keeping warm air in during the cool winter months. Insulation works both ways, also keeping cool air in during the hot summer months. It acts as a barrier between the inside of your home and the temperature outside, helping to maintain your desired temperature. Good insulation will prevent your AC from overworking and will cut down on your energy bills.
Why Replace Insulation?
If your home has properly installed quality insulation material, it can last for decades, helping to keep your home cool in the summer. However, if you don’t have insulation, you have poor quality insulation, or you have aging insulation, the summer heat can seep into the attic and through the walls making your house feel like an oven. Insulation should be in attic spaces, exterior walls, interior walls, garage walls, around windows, and ductwork. Replacing insulation with a high-quality product installed correctly can not only help keep your home cooler in the summer, but it can also reduce your energy use by 20-60%.
It’s not easy to tell if your insulation is good quality or installed correctly. The best way to know if what you have is keeping your home cool or if it needs replacing is by calling in the pros. Contact the team at your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer for an energy assessment to find out if replacing your insulation can help keep your home cool this summer.