Comfortable Homeowner During Summer
May 23, 2022

Are you worried about high summer energy bills? Do you wish there was a way to keep your house cool without spending a fortune on air conditioning? Insulation and air sealing are the solution you’ve been searching for. Properly insulated and air-sealed houses don’t leak energy the way unsealed and underinsulated homes do, leading to greater comfort and lower cooling costs. 

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of insulation in the summer and why you should be thinking about your home’s energy efficiency all year round. 

Insulate Your House to Keep Heat Out 

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably think about insulation as something that keeps your house warm in the winter. But insulation actually works year-round to help control temperatures inside your house.

In the winter, it holds heat in, and in the summer, it blocks it out. Without an adequate amount of professionally installed insulation, your home will be constantly taking on heat during the summer months. Your air conditioner will have to run more frequently to battle the heat gain, driving up your energy costs and putting unnecessary wear on your cooling equipment. 

Stop Air Infiltration with Air Sealing 

When your house is not tightly sealed, air can flow in and out freely. This means warm air will be rushing in during the hot summer months while cool air seeps out. Not only will this lead to comfort issues and higher AC bills, but it can also bring moisture and humidity into your home, leading to greater discomfort, indoor air quality problems, and potentially even mold growth. Air sealing closes up gaps and cracks in your home's construction to prevent uncontrolled air infiltration and leakage. 

Get an Energy Audit to Find Out Where Your House Is Wasting Energy 

It’s hard to make energy efficiency improvements when you don’t know why or how your house is wasting energy. An energy audit will give you this valuable information so that you can stop energy waste at the source. 

An energy audit or energy assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of your home’s efficiency. Tools such as a blower door and infrared camera are used to diagnose problems like air leakage and missing insulation. After your audit, you’ll receive a report that explains your home’s inefficiencies and recommends solutions for each problem. 

By making the upgrades recommended during an energy audit, you can: 

  • Save money on energy bills 

  • Make your house more comfortable 

  • Improve your indoor air quality 

  • Reduce your carbon footprint 

The Insulation Man Can Get Your House Ready for Summer 

The Insulation Man is the trusted expert in the Binghamton, New York area when it comes to insulation installation. We’ve been in business since 1989 and have decades of experience installing home insulation

 Our technicians work hard to get the job done right while treating your home and family with the utmost care and respect. We’re proud to help our customers save money, improve their homes, and reduce their impact on the environment with professional energy audits, insulation installation, and air sealing services. 

Stay cool and save energy this summer. Call 607.775.3035 or contact us to schedule a home energy audit

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My husband and I purchased our 1960's house in 2006. We immediately noticed that it was very cold and drafty. We were spending up to $200 a month on natural gas alone and our house wasn't even 67 degrees.

M.T. Kelsey, Vestal, NY