Insulation for Summertime Savings

When you think of insulation, you probably think of the pink stuff that protects you from cold temperatures in the wintertime. While that is certainly true, insulation also protects your home against warm summer temperatures as well. When summertime heats are unbearable and the air conditioning has to be turned on, proper insulation can really help to increase the energy efficiency of your home as well as decrease the cost of your summertime cooling bills.

Energy Audit Professionals
One of the best ways to help your home’s cooling system to work more efficiently is by hiring an energy auditor to inspect your homes insulation. This can really help you to pinpoint the areas of concern as well as develop an overall plan to help you increase your homes summertime energy efficiency. Remember that just because you see the pink stuff in your attic doesn’t mean that your home is properly insulated.

Attic Insulation
Your attics insulation is very important to keeping your home cool during the hot summer months. But just because it’s up there doesn’t mean that it’s to par. In some cases, a new layer of loose fill insulation works best. In other situations, spray foam may be the best solution to inadequate attic insulation.

Air Leaks
Another trouble problem for summertime cooling is air leaks. Doors, windows and other penetrations through exterior walls are all susceptible to air leaks. Sealing these gaps, cracks and other penetrations with spray foam can help keep summer cooling costs low and energy efficiency high.