Monthly Archives: July 2015

Does Insulation Truly Help Maintain Your Home’s Cool?

It is not unusual for people to experience challenges with maintaining comfortable temperatures in their homes during the heat of summer months. If that is what you are facing, then you will be interested in knowing there are some strategies to consider that could help keep your home cool even during the hottest summer months.

Energy Exchange

Have you ever watched a cold beverage in a glass develop condensation on the outside? If so, you have witnessed the exchange of energy. The liquid inside the glass gains heat from the temperature of the surrounding air. Your home functions in much the same way. Heat from the outside starts to invade and you turn on the air conditioner.

During the building process, Home Insulation is placed in the attic, ceilings and walls to reduce the amount of energy transfer taking place. Even the HVAC ducts are often insulated to cut down on how much cold air is lost while it is being sent from the unit to the rooms in your house.

Energy Efficiency Troubleshooting

Homeowners naturally worry when utility bills begin to increase. They wonder if there is anything they can do to reduce the high cost of maintaining a comfortable home. Contacting a local HVAC professional is the best place to start. A technician will determine if there are any unsealed drafts, leaky ducts, fault thermostats, or insufficient insulation. They will also check the equipment for proper size and whether or not it requires maintenance.

Oftentimes, it is not lack of insulation causing loss of comfort or high energy bills. Lack of maintenance on the cooling system is typically to blame. Once the unit has been properly brought back to its optimal operating condition your home should become a more pleasant place to live.

Preventative maintenance on the home comfort system will extend the life of the appliance. Our technicians will inspect your system and perform required repairs or maintenance. Give us a call to find out what we can do for you. Then don’t forget to follow us for more great articles on heating, air conditioning and home needs.