Many homeowners associate home insulation with winter months and cold weather. While insulation does keep your home warm during cold winter months, it also helps your home stay cool in the summer. If you’re waiting until winter to upgrade your attic insulation, you’ll be wasting money on high energy bills all summer long.
Here’s why upgrading your attic insulation helps keep your home comfortable and your energy bills in line during the summer:
- As the sun heats the surface of your roof, the air inside your attic begins to heat up.
- The air inside your home is cooler than the hot air inside your attic. This hot attic air will try to move from the attic to your home’s living space, with the goal of creating an equal air balance between these two spaces.
- Proper attic insulation combined with air sealing slows this process, keeping warm air in your attic and conditioned air in your living space. This means your cooling system will run less, your energy bills will be reduced and your home will be more comfortable.
- BONUS! When winter arrives, your home will receive the same benefits during cold weather as it did during the hot summer months.
Any way you look at it, a home that lacks proper insulation and air sealing is less comfortable and less efficient than a home that is properly insulated and air sealed.
Not sure if your insulation is doing its job? Consider an energy audit. These are performed by specially trained staff and are geared toward getting you the biggest return for your home energy investment. Contact us to learn more about energy audits, and with any questions you have about your home’s insulation.