Summer is fast approaching and temperatures are on the rise. Right now you are likely focused on ensuring that your air conditioner is up to the task of keeping you cool for the next several months. However, your air conditioner is not going to be able to do this job alone–it requires the help of the rest of the house. For example, if you have a central AC that uses ductwork and vents you need to make sure that the ducts are in good condition and that the vents are open to ensure that the house is properly cooled.
One often underestimated or completely forgotten part of your home that can seriously impact the performance of your air conditioner is your insulation. While you may not see it your insulation plays a huge role in your home comfort throughout the year. That is why we provide reliable insulation services throughout Pensacola.
What Your Insulation’s Purpose Is
Homebuilders aren’t adding insulation to modern homes for no reason. It may just look like a bunch of fluff but it does serve a purpose.
Insulation, whether made of cellulose, fiberglass, or another material, is meant to reduce heat transfer. What that means is that, when you are cooling your home, the insulation in your home keeps that cool air inside and reduces the rate at which warm air infiltrates the house and heats things up.
Insulation can help keep you more comfortable for longer, which makes things easier on your AC and reduces your energy usage!
The Impact of Worn-Out Insulation
Much like any other part of your home your installation does have a limit. Over time exposure to heat, the force of the wind, and even high humidity levels will take their toll on insulation and begin to break it down. This may not seem like a big deal since your insulation is encased within your walls, attic, or crawl space. However, if your installation starts to wear out it’s going to take a toll on your home’s comfort levels and efficiency too.
Here are some of the problems that may start to pop up if your insulation begins to wear out:
- Longer AC run times. The higher the amount of heat transfer into your home the longer it will take to cool the house off.
- Hot spots in the house. Areas with little to no insulation protecting them will end up warmer than others.
- Dirtier air. Warm air getting in the house can also carry dust and debris with it.
- Higher energy bills. Of course, when your Ac has to work harder to keep the home cool is will use more energy which will run up your bills.
Commander Air Is Here to Help
It can be hard to determine whether or not you need help with your insulation. That’s why we want you to know that our technicians can help. We can determine if your insulation is the source of your comfort troubles and then provide an expert solution to address the problem.
Contact Commander Air Inc to schedule your insulation services.