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.
How Insulation Works
Insulation comes in many forms, and while most people are familiar with fiberglass insulation (particularly Owens Corning, thanks to a successful series of commercials featuring the Pink Panther). But there are plenty of other types of insulation out there. All of them are designed to slow the flow of heat out of your house, which helps your heating system do its job more readily. (That’s also one of the reasons why experts recommend installing more insulation in your attic, since hot air tends to rise.)
What few realize, however, is that insulation works both ways. The flow of heat isn’t omnidirectional and what worked in the winter can work in the summer just as well. The only difference is that in the summer, the insulation slows the flow of hot air into your house from the outside. The results are thus the same for your air conditioner as they are for your heater: less work, lowered bills and a reduced risk of a breakdown thanks to the lowered strain on your system.
If you think your home could use more insulation, the professionals at Intelligent Air Services are standing by. Call us today and let us know how we can help!