Just adding insulation won’t solve the problem. And here’s why!?
Insulation is a material that has been designed to ensure efficiency by keeping heat out of your home. There are several types of insulation materials such as cellulose, foam, and fiberglass. These materials work to slow the heat flow and reduce radiant heat gain.?
When you’re experiencing warmer temperatures in certain areas throughout the house, or fighting to keep the house cool in general, it makes sense to question the effectiveness of your current insulation installation! However, it doesn’t always make sense to just add insulation.?
Your house could be letting in heat in areas that you cannot recognize. For example, without proper air sealing, your home could be letting in hot air and letting cold air out. This air leakage will negatively impact your home?s energy efficiency and comfort. Gaps and cracks in the attic are an unavoidable part of homeownership. There are several reasons why these spaces form, but every home is subject to the airflow that can occur through these areas.?
Another installation to consider is your home?s ductwork. Most homeowners are aware of the importance of their furnace, air conditioner, and insulation for their home?s energy efficiency, but too many homeowners forget about their ductwork. Uninsulated, leaky ductwork will cause your HVAC system to be inefficient and will negatively impact your home?s comfort, especially if the ducts are in the attic.
At First Defense Insulation, we properly evaluate every area of the home to determine exactly where the problem lies and how to best adjust it to fit your needs! We guarantee the fairest prices, professional customer service, and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call!