The integrity and efficiency of your air conditioner can make your home livable. That said, there are plenty of additional factors in your home that can impact your AC unit’s ability to operate the way it should. One of these factors is the quality of the insulation in your home.
Insulation is that fluffy stuff that is supposed to fill the space between your inner and outer walls. Some homes also have insulation in their attic and crawlspace. You may not realize it, but insulation can be something that makes or breaks your comfort throughout the year. Let us explain how.
How Insulation Plays a Role in Keeping You Cool
It may seem counterintuitive to think of insulation as a helper for keeping you cool. You wouldn’t wear an insulated coat on a hot day to keep right? However, the fact is that it can really help!
Insulation acts as a thermal barrier, meaning it helps keep hot air outside your home where it belongs. This works because, unlike your body, your home doesn’t generate heat. It can be made of multiple different materials such as fiberglass, cellulose, or even denim which can be blown in or layered within your home.
With good insulation, your home stays cooler for longer, which makes things easier on your air conditioner. On the other hand, poor insulation allows that nice cool air to slip outside far faster, meaning your AC will have a more demanding job on its hands this summer.
How to Tell Your Insulation Isn’t Up to Par
If your insulation is older or more worn out, it is going to be noticeable in your indoor air quality and your ability to keep your home cool. Here are some warning signs that you have insulation that just isn’t cutting it anymore:
- The air in the house has gotten more humid and dirty.
- It takes longer to cool the house down.
- You notice rooms in the home that are drafty.
- Energy bills are going up even though your AC is working optimally.
Address the Insulation Issue
We take a whole-home approach to keeping your indoor space comfortable which means considering every possible factor that could make things better or worse throughout the year. This includes your insulation. Come to us for insulation services that will help to improve your indoor environment this summer and beyond.
With our help, you can get your old, worn-out insulation replaced in order to help provide an effective thermal barrier for your home that improves your efficiency. While we are at it we can also assess your home to figure out if there are any other areas that require improvement to boost your home performance. Our goal is to ensure that you can get the most premier air conditioner this summer well keeping your energy bills reasonable.
When you need help with your home comfort, contact the team at Commander Air Inc. Your hometown heating and cooling specialist for three generations.