Extreme weather is really taking its toll on households across America, which is why thoughtful home improvement is recommended by renovation professionals. If properly executed, homeowners can reap numerous benefits such as enhancement of living conditions, an elevated way of life and, best of all, increased monthly savings.
According to Ventwerx HVAC Heating & Air Conditioning, no home improvement is complete without directing attention to insulation which is largely responsible for creating the ideal climate inside the home. Neglect this important implement and you could be throwing a large amount of money out the window.
One of the things to understand to establish the importance of insulation is the concept of “heat transfer.” It is basically defined as the “exchange of energy from one element to another.” This is what happens when it gets too hot outside; all that heat coming directly from the sun is transferred – although not necessarily in an equal level of intensity, but more than enough to be felt – into the house.
A lot of that heat is felt inside attics, the topmost rooms of most houses, especially if they are not properly insulated. On a really hot day, attics would be unsafe to venture into – they can be as hot as a baking oven and quite stuffy, making breathing properly a challenge. In addition to this, that intense heat can radiate out of the room and spread to other parts of the house which would prompt air conditioning units to work more and consume more energy.
If you wish to address this problem effectively to maintain comfortable temperatures inside your home no matter the weather outside (and without busting a huge amount of money), you should definitely invest in the installation of attic insulation. This will keep outside heat outside, where it should remain; this insulation provides a barrier that radiates cool air back into your home so air conditioning units are made to work more efficiently in keeping the home comfortably cool. An additional benefit to this implement is how it not only makes cooling units work better but it also helps make air conditioning units last longer as well.
However, what if your home already has attic insulation but for some reason the weather outside can still be felt inside the property? Then it must be time for an upgrade. Old insulation materials definitely pale in comparison to the ones available today in terms of durability and efficacy, so consider changing them since the long-term benefits will surely outweigh the cost of replacement. Get professionals in old insulation removal because there may be other issues caused by it, like molds and the presence of vermin and other potentially harmful elements, that only the specialists can take care of.
So if you’re improving your home, don’t forget to improve insulation as well – it’s a change that can certainly provide you a good return on your investment. Book your free in-home inspection or call us today!