Hot summer days are just around the bend, which means it’s more important than ever that your home is able to stay consistently cool and comfortable. Good, effective insulation can go a long way toward making this happen, as it traps the cool air inside and keeps the hot air out.
But what if you have inadequate insulation? Then you’re not only in for an uncomfortable time: you could also be looking at some high utility bills in your future.
Here are a few ways good insulation can keep your energy costs down.
It Seals Air Leaks
Did you ever have a parent scold you for leaving the door open during the summer? They might ask, “Are you trying to air condition the whole neighborhood?” When you have air leaks in you’re home, you’re essentially doing just that. The cool air created by your air conditioner can escape through leaks, which means your air conditioner has to run longer making higher utility bills a certainty.
It Makes Your HVAC System More Effective
Effectively insulating your home, especially your ducts, can help ensure none of your AC’s work goes to waste. When your home is properly insulated, it takes longer for cool air to warm, which means your air conditioner doesn’t have to run as much. And with well-insulated ducts, cool air can get exactly where it needs to in your home.
It Prevents Outside Elements from Getting In
Nothing can throw a wrench into a heating or cooling system like debris. Unfortunately, if your home has inadequate insulation, outside elements are far more likely to find a way into your home, where they can wreak havoc on your expensive HVAC equipment. Good insulation can help keep your system protected so that you aren’t facing a broken-down cooling system on the hottest day of the year. If you are looking for someone to install new insulation in your home, check out Consumer Reports for reviews and other information.
Contact Webb’s Electric Heating & Air Conditioning for more helpful information about saving on your utility bills or call (903) 200-4584.