In a cold-weather state, at the first sign of frost, out comes the down-filled parka, polar fleece and the muk luks… well, maybe it’s not quite that extreme in October, but once Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, you know it’s time to drag out your Winter gear. Most folks in cold-weather states know the benefit of having their homes properly insulated to keep the high energy bills at bay. Having your home properly insulated will guarantee that your furnace will keep your home toasty warm without having to crank up the thermostat too high or even keep that chill going with the AC unit as it is working overtime in the Summer.
The notion that it is a good idea to insulate your home in a warm-weather state seems a little nonsensical, doesn’t it? But insulation works well all year around whether you live in California or Connecticut.
The concept of insulation in the home means that insulation provides a barrier to prevent cold or hot air to pass inside and outside of your home. Insulation will keep the heat in during the Winter and out during the Summer.
There are different types of insulation which is used in walls, roofs and floors of commercial and residential buildings. By insulating floors above cold spots such as a room over a garage, an attic or vented crawl space, air flow is improved.
Soft -type insulation is a versatile medium which is widely used for commercial and residential use. The primary types are:
The other type of insulation is:
Insulation listed above is usually placed in surfaces in the home where the largest amount of heat or air conditioning can escape. You know that your home either has open spaces around windows and doors which permit hot air to enter the home, or your home is poorly insulated, when the inside room temperature still feels warmish despite the air conditioner cranking out the cold air constantly. If your HVAC contractor has checked out the A/C unit and it is running A-OK, then you should really consider contacting a home remodeling contractor in Cupertino to see if insulation could be beneficial to your home. Walls are the primary surface from where hot air can enter the home and cold air can exit if you have a poorly insulated home, in fact as much as 60 percent of the air can be exchanged! The procedure of filling the cavity between the outside and inside wall, whether it is soft-type or rigid foam blown in or sandwiched between, must be done by a professional installer, unlike roof or floor insulation which is easily done by a DIYer. So why not contact a professional home remodeler to see what remedies he or she can provide to better your air flow so that you use less energy, keep your home cooler in the Summer, and put more savings in your pocket as well? Installing insulation in your home is a win-win situation.