Many homeowners associate home insulation with winter months and cold weather. While insulation does keep your home warm during cold winter months, Alabama residents know insulation helps keep your home cool during the summer.
As the sun heats the surface of your roof, the air inside your attic begins to heat up. Conditioned air inside your home is cooler than attic air. To create an equal air balance, the hot attic air will try to move from the attic to your home’s living space.
Proper attic insulation combined with air sealing slows this process, keeping warm air in your attic and conditioned air in your living space. This means your cooling system will run less resulting in lower energy bills and a more comfortable home.
Any way you look at it, a home that lacks proper insulation and air sealing is less comfortable and less efficient than a home that is properly insulated and air sealed.
Not sure if your insulation is doing its job? Consider an energy audit. Our staff is certified in Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) through the HERS program and can perform blower door and duct blaster tests on your home.
Contact us to learn more about energy audits and ask questions you have about the insulation in your home.