Improving Energy Usage and Comfort Level
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.
Maintaining a Comfortable Temperature
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.
Start Conserving Energy Today
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 tucked in the attic instead of moving throughout the home to maintain a comfortable temperature in all rooms.
Contact Conway Services in the Greater Memphis Area today to learn more about proper attic insulation for your home.