Were you aware that the right insulation can have just as much of an impact on your comfort in the summertime as it can the wintertime? Most people associate insulation with cold weather, but that’s not all it’s good for. Insulation prevents heat transfer, whether we’re talking about from inside your home to the outdoors or vice-versa.
So insulation does much more than protect you from the cold in the winter! This means that while it’s still warm now, it’s never too early to talk about the benefits of a great insulation installation to ensure your home is comfy as it should be, no matter what time of the year it is. Read on to learn more.
All About Heat Transfer
As we alluded to above, insulation certainly benefits homeowners and their families in the wintertime—there’s no argument against this. Insulation, as we previously mentioned, prevents heat from transferring out of your home and into the air outdoors. However, heat transfer works both ways.
In our warm and humid climate that we get in the summertime and often still going into fall, the ability to prevent unwanted heat transfer can be even more vital than preventing it from going out. Either way you slice it, if your home does not have sufficient insulation installed, heat transfer will occur more easily. As a result, your HVAC system won’t be able to operate as efficiently, since you’ll be trying to adjust your thermostat to try to compensate, forcing your HVAC system to run longer than it should have to in order to condition your living space.
What Type of Insulation Should You Get?
Blown-in is the primary insulation of choice for many homeowners and HVAC professionals alike. The reason for this is because it’s among the most efficient type of insulation: it will perform up to 45% better than its fiberglass insulation alternative. Additionally, blown-in insulation is easy for our installers to put in, so there is minimal disruption to your home or your time. It will also help you use your HVAC system more efficiently, saving your budget. Plus, insulating your home as thoroughly as possible can even help the environment.
How? Well, the Department of Energy cites home insulation as one of the most important energy-saving and emissions-reducing projects you can do in your home! Why? Because the energy you save won’t have to be produced by power plants, and therefore it reduces pollution that would otherwise enter and harm the ecosystem. So, insulating your attic saves you money, improves the efficiency of your HVAC system, improves your home’s indoor air quality, and gives you bragging rights about helping the environment.
One final but important benefit of adequate insulation installation is that it prevents long-term moisture damage, reducing the chance of mold and mildew growth that could affect the health and comfort of the people in your home.