Insulation is perhaps one of the most unobtrusive parts of your home. It’s installed in the walls and ceiling, never makes noise, never does anything that would attract attention to itself. Because of the nature of insulation, a lot of homeowners never even think about theirs, or what kind of condition it might be in. This is a mistake, because maintaining good insulation is the key to keeping your home energy efficient year-round. Let’s take a look at what makes insulation so great for energy efficiency.
What is Insulation?
Insulation encompasses a wide range of materials, from rolls of blanket-like batting to loose piles of material to foam spray that hardens after application. Regardless of the material, the purpose of the insulation is the same: to isolate the home as much as possible from the temperature fluctuations outside.
How does Insulation Create Better Energy Efficiency?
The whole reason that insulation exists is to protect the interior of the home from being subject to outside weather conditions. It does this by inhibiting the flow of heat through the walls and roof of the home into the surrounding environment, and vice versa. This is why a poorly insulated home is hot in the summer and cold in the winter, because there is little to impede the heat from flowing from an area of high density to an area of low density.
A well-insulated home is quite desirable because it allows the homeowner to maintain a comfortable climate indoors, even if the temperature outside is quite uncomfortable. If you run your air conditioner in the summer, your house will stay cool for longer periods of time with good insulation. The same goes for running your heater in the winter. This is how insulation improves energy efficiency. If your home loses or gains heat more slowly, depending on the weather, your heater and air conditioner won’t have to work nearly as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature. This is not only good for you, but good for your energy bill, as well.
If you aren’t sure whether your home is insulated well enough, contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. and let one of our qualified technicians find out for you. We professional install and service insulation in the Aztec area. Give us a call today to schedule a service appointment.