What is something that every modern home has today that older homes didn’t enjoy? Okay, it is actually a long list but we are talking about one thing in this case: insulation. That’s right, for many years, homes were built without any insulation in the walls or attic spaces. While this may not seem like a big deal, it actually had a huge impact on how comfortable the homes were–and by comfortable we mean that these houses were very uncomfortable.
Without insulation, your home’s walls can only do so much to keep hot, humid air out. If you’ve ever visited a historical home, you likely know what we mean. Insulation makes a huge difference in both your comfort and your indoor air quality. That’s why we make sure to offer insulation services as one of our many indoor air quality solutions in Milton, FL.
How Insulation Helps Your IAQ and Your Comfort
If you are wondering how a little extra stuffing in the walls of your home is going to help keep your home comfortable, you aren’t alone. Many people don’t realize the important role their insulation plays in maintaining an enjoyable indoor environment. We are happy to provide some extra information to clear this up!
Your home’s insulation can be placed in your walls, crawlspace, and your attic. Often made of fiberglass or cellulose, this part of your home’s “envelope” will serve as a thermal barrier for your home. This means, for example, that during summer it helps to keep the cool air that your air conditioner creates in the house and prevents the hot air that is outside from leaking in.
This also means that your home’s insulation is going to help keep your indoor air quality in better condition. The insulation in your home can protect against the intrusion of dirt, pollen, and other debris that might have leaked in through your walls or attic space.
How to Tell Your Insulation Needs a Boost
The insulation in your home is made to withstand humidity, dust, high and low temperatures, and other assaults from the outdoors. However, this doesn’t mean it will last forever. Your insulation will wear down over time and when it does, you will want to reach out to our team to help revitalize this part of your home. Here are the warning signs that indicate you need to invest in your insulation:
- Your home doesn’t stay cool as long as it used to.
- Your energy bills have started to rise.
- There is more dust or humidity in your home.
- The insulation in your home is made of outdated material
If you’ve noticed any of these issues in your home, it may be a good idea to reach out to the professionals at Commander Air Inc. to check on your home’s insulation. We can assess your insulation and address any issues to ensure your comfort all year long.
Contact the team at Commander Air Inc. to get started. Your hometown heating and cooling specialist for three generations.