Homeowners in towns like Georgetown, TX rarely worry too much about insulation because our winters are so mild. But insulation does so much more than keep you warm in the winter. Summers benefit just as much from added insulation in your home, and if you’re looking for ways to cut down on your monthly cooling bills this summer, then adding more is an ideal way to do it. A good service can discuss your options with you, but you should know exactly how insulation helps your home before you pull the trigger.
Heat naturally wants to move to cooler areas: the energy travels through air, skin and materials to reach spaces where the temperature isn’t as high. Insulation is made of materials such as fiberglass that slow that proves down. As a result, heat stays where it is more readily. The advantages during the winter are obvious, and most people correctly assume that more insulation in their home helps keep the heat in. (This is especially true for the attic, since heat tends to rise and will escape through your roof if you let it).
In the Summer Too?
What most people don’t understand is that heat transference is not a one-way process, and just as heat energy inside your home naturally wants to escape, so too does heat energy outside of your home want to find a way in. Luckily, insulation isn’t a one-way equation either. An insulated wall does just as well keeping hot air out as in, which means hot air in the summer stays outside and keeps your home cool. A qualified technician can look at the amount of insulation in your walls and attic and determine where you could benefit from having more added.
Contact Intelligent Air Services for help with insulation in your home!