How Insulation Helps Your Household Around the Year

The purpose of home insulation is often misunderstood as only helping during cold weather. People think of insulation as much like a heavy coat: you put it on when the temperature drops, but you don’t want to keep wearing it when the thermometer rises.

But insulation is a year-round benefit to a home, and in Longwood, FL the insulation in the walls and ceilings of your house is an important part of seeing that you stay comfortable and the HVAC system energy efficient all 12 months of the year. If you are paying an immense amount every summer to keep your home cool, and yet you still experience warm spots in your house, the issue may be that you have insufficient insulation. If this is the case, you should call up the insulation experts at Certified Air Systems, Inc. to help you increase the heat sealing on your home.

How insulation works in both cold and warm weather

To understand why you need effective insulation during hot temperatures as well as cooler ones, it’s necessary to understand what insulation actually is: a thermal barrier that prevents the movement of heat by either convection or conduction. Heat will attempt to move from a warmer area to a cooler one, and insulation helps stop this from happening. The barrier works both directions, preventing heat from escaping a home and stopping it from entering a home. During a hot Florida summer, the insulation in the walls and ceilings will keep out large amounts of heat that would otherwise get through, and this will not only help to keep the interior cool, it will take a huge burden off the air conditioning system.

Insulation comes in many types. Most people are familiar with the pink-colored fiberglass batts laid in attics (a key place for insulation, since large amounts of heat gathers there in summer), but there is also blown-in insulation designed to fit into tight spots and difficult corners. Insulation also has an R-value that determines how effective it is at stopping the movement of heat. Higher R-value isn’t necessarily better in all cases, so make certain that when you need new or replacement insulation that you work with a professional who will know the right kind and R-value of insulation to put in.

Call us for insulation services

If you need insulation in Longwood, FL to prepared for the summer (and any cool days afterwards), you only need to give us a call at Certified Air Systems, Inc. We have a long history of helping Central Florida homes stay energy-efficient and comfortable.

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