Looking for an easy way to improve your home’s energy usage and comfort
level? Start with your insulation.
Hot air flows naturally to a cooler space from a warmer space. As a result,
your home’s heated air from your heating system will naturally flow
to the cooler, unheated spaces like your basement, attic, or garage. On
the flip side, in water months the opposite will occur—heat will
flow from outside into the cooled interior of your house. In most cases,
this transfer of hot and cold air will occur in your home’s attic.
Your insulation is supposed to prevent this circulation of warm and cool
air, effectively keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the
summer. Alongside a radiant barrier and proper ventilation, correct insulation
will maintain a comfortable temperature in your home, regardless of the
season. Also, a bonus effect – proper insulation can absorb sound,
making your home quieter!
The hot and cool transfer discussed above often occurs in the attic. Without
appropriate insulation, warm air can flow into your attic and remain.
As a result, your home’s heating system has to consume more energy
to provide additional hot air to heat the house. The same hold constant
in the summer months. Without insulation, cool air will flow to the attic
and remain where it is unneeded. This requires your cooling system to
produce more cold air to cool the rest of the house, using even more energy.
If you’re looking to conserve energy, insulating your attic is one
of the best investments you can make in your home. Regardless of the season,
the warm or cool air gets tuck in the attic instead of moving throughout
the home to maintain a comfortable temperature in all rooms.
Conway Services in the Greater Memphis Area
today to learn more about proper attic insulation for your home.