iAir Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Insulation’

Insulation in Your Home Can Do More than You Think

Monday, June 19th, 2017

attic-insulation-installWe tend to think of insulation in our homes as a winter feature, working to keep heat in our homes and prevent our furnaces from having to work as hard as they should. But insulation in your home can be far more than a winter feature, and because we have mild winters here in Texas, a number of homes possess far less insulation than they might. In most cases, this can end up costing you money not only in the winter, but in the summer too. Insulation in your home can do a great deal more than you think.

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Insulation Helps Your Home Throughout the Year!

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Fall is a good time to perform upgrades on your house here in Manor, TX, especially when it comes to energy efficiency. A more energy efficient home means lower bills in the winter and reduced strain on the heating system as well. Many people look to adding insulation into their homes as a way of accomplishing this. Truth be told, there are few ways easier or more effective. But what few people understand is that insulation works just as well in the summertime as it does during the winter, and investing in more insulation now will pay dividends for many years to come.

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Have You Considered Adding More Insulation This Spring?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

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.

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How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Fall has arrived here in Austin TX, and winter won’t be far behind. Now is the time to take a long hard look at your home’s energy efficiency. You can make upgrades and improvements to your home this season that can improve its overall efficiency a great deal. Over time, the saved costs in monthly heating and cooling bills can readily offset the cost of the upgrade in question. What kind of upgrades are we talking about? Here’s a brief list to give you some idea.

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How Does Insulation Help My Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

We usually think of insulation in our homes as a wintertime benefit: keeping warm air inside and helping the house stay comfortable on even the coldest days. But insulation serves a much larger purpose than that: improving overall efficiency and giving your air conditioner a break in the summer just as it gives your heater a break in the winter. That’s no small consideration here in Austin, TX, with the heat and humidity skyrocketing every summer. How does insulation help your air conditioner? We’ve provided a quick breakdown below.

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How Does Insulation Help With Heating?

Friday, November 7th, 2014

You may have heard before that proper insulation helps keep your home warmer. Insulation can either be installed as part of new construction or blown-in afterwards, and may be positioned around the ducts, in the walls, and/or in the ceiling. The material used may be of fiberglass, wool, or a number of other materials which have the ability to prevent heat exchange. The following are just a few of the ways adding quality insulation to your new home can help out your heating system. Call Intelligent Air Services to learn more about a few other home improvements and low-cost heating options in Austin, TX.

Insulation and Your Home Heating

  • Keeps You More Comfortable: Insulation keeps you more comfortable by providing a barrier through which heat cannot escape. Heat moves naturally from a warmer area into a cooler area. So during the winter, heat continuously dissipates outdoors, which is why your home feels so cold. Even if you run your heater throughout the day and night, you may not feel as comfortable as you’d like, since so much of the heat your unit generates does not remain in your home for very long. Insulation allows heat to linger in your home longer so you feel nice and cozy indoors.
  • Lowers Your Heating Bills: Your heating system shuts off as soon as your home reaches the temperature you’ve programmed into your thermostat. Without insulation, your furnace has to run for longer in order to heat your home, which may cause your utilities to soar. Quality insulation can actually lower your heating bills, as your system will shut off sooner; in fact, you may even feel you don’t need it on for much of the day and night!
  • Protects Your HVAC System: When your heating system runs for long periods of time, it can really take a toll on some of the major components. Protect the parts of your heating system from premature failure by scheduling insulation services, allowing you to run your system less often and reduce wear and tear.

Insulation is helpful during the cooling season as well, preventing heat from entering through the walls of your home and reducing the need for AC. Keep your heating and cooling system protected year round and stay more comfortable by calling Intelligent Air Services. Ask how our professional insulation services can improve your heating today!

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Why Great Insulation in Austin, TX is So Important

Monday, March 10th, 2014

When you live in Texas, you may think that your air conditioner is the most important thing you have to worry about when it comes to comfort. Well, it is true that the temperature can really soar here during the summer months. However, it is important to keep in mind the fact that, regardless of whether you are heating or cooling your home, it is just as important to ensure that that conditioned air stays where you want it as it is to condition it in the first place. That is where your insulation in Austin, TX comes in. Without great insulation, you simply cannot hope to keep comfortable as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Here is some information from the Austin, TX insulation experts at Intelligent Air Services:

Heat naturally moves from warmer areas to cooler climates. This can be a major problem for your comfort if you do not have adequate insulation in your home. If there are weak spots in your insulation, running your air conditioner during the summer months can be a very costly endeavor. The substantial heat outdoors will do its best to infiltrate your home, naturally moving to a cooler area. During the winter months, poor insulation is just as serious a problem. When your heater warms your home, that heat can go right out through the cracks and gaps in your home’s envelope. This will drive up heating and cooling costs throughout the year. However, there are other consequences to consider if you don’t have quality insulation in Austin, TX.

Consider what happens to your HVAC equipment if the air it is heating and cooling is just allowed to escape from your home. The system will have to work harder and harder in order to replace that lost heated or cooled air. Wasting energy like this not only drives up your heating and cooling costs, but it puts unnecessary strain on your HVAC equipment. This increases the risk of damage to your system, which in turn can lead to further compromises in your comfort.

If you want to heat and cool your home properly, you simply need to call Intelligent Air Services. Our professional Austin, TX insulation specialists are happy to help you protect your comfort and the condition of your heating and cooling system. Call today to get started.

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