Are your cooling costs out of control this summer? What feels like an endless heat wave has sent many of us here in New York running for our air conditioners, and left us with high summer AC bills.
If you want to get your cooling costs under control without having to sacrifice comfort, you need to upgrade your home's insulation and air sealing. Insulation and air sealing help your home block heat out and hold AC in so you can run your cooling system less frequently and still keep your house comfortable.
Keep reading to learn more about summer insulation benefits and how new insulation can help you save money.
How Does Insulation Work in the Summer?
A lot of homeowners think about insulation as something that keeps their homes warm in the winter, but insulation is just as important in the summer months. Insulation works by slowing down the transfer of heat into and out of your home. In the summer, it blocks outside heat from coming in. With less heat flowing into your home, it will be easier for your air conditioner to keep your house cool, leading to lower AC costs and a more comfortable home.
Insulation and Air Sealing Go Hand in Hand
Insulation can only block heat that moves by conduction—it can't do anything to stop heat that's carried by the air. To keep hot air and humidity out of your home in the summer, you need to close up air leaks in your building envelope. These leaks can be located just about anywhere, but they're most common in locations where two different building materials meet. Spray foam insulation can be used to close air leaks, creating a tight seal that protects your home against air infiltration.
Insulation and air sealing work together to reduce heat transfer and lower high energy bills. Learn more by scheduling an energy audit!
Summer Insulation Benefits
Adding new insulation to your home in the summer will lead to a number of benefits, including:
Lower AC bills
Better energy efficiency
More comfortable and consistent temperatures
Less indoor humidity
Getting rid of your hot second floor
Find Out How You Can Save on AC Bills with an Energy Audit
An energy audit is a comprehensive evaluation of your home's energy efficiency. Energy auditors look at insulation levels, air leakage, and more to determine where inefficiencies are located in a house. At The Insulation Man, we use blower doors and infrared cameras to locate specific problem areas so that we can recommend the most effective solutions to help you stop energy loss and save money.
The Insulation Man is the best insulation contractor in the Binghamton, New York area. We install spray foam insulation, cellulose insulation, and more to give our customers comfortable, energy efficient homes that cost less to heat and cool. If you're tired of high AC bills and want a long-term solution, give us a call. We've been in business since 1989 and are a certified women-owned small business!