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January 2, 2015
The Importance of Attic Insulation
If you want to save some money on your heating and air conditioning costs every year, you may want to start by paying some attention to a rarely-used space: the attic.
Insulating the attic is one of the best things you can do for your home comfort during both the heating and cooling season. While you may have been told once before that insulation is not necessary in Florida, this is absolutely untrue. Insulation is key to preventing unwanted heat exchange in and out of your home to benefit you in the warmer seasons and in the colder months as well. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of insulation in Yulee, FL, and why the attic is an ideal place to begin.
Insulating a home involves the use of materials able to resist heat transfer to some extent. Heat moves naturally towards cooler areas, and it often refuses to let something as simple and thin as drywall get in its way. This means that heat can easily leave your house during the cooler months as it transfers to the outside, forcing your heating system to work harder, making your family less comfortable, and increasing your utilities. And in the summer, heat can move from the outside to the indoors, reducing the cooling capacity of your air conditioner and costing you quite a bit of money in energy spending. But the material used in insulation can prevent heat transfer, keep your home more comfortable, and stop your HVAC system from overheating.
The attic is a great place to start when you’re insulating a home because heat can easily buildup in the attic. In the winter, the attic is a prime location for heat to escape from the home. You may have heard that heat naturally rises, which means it moves through the attic in the winter. And in the summer, heat can collect in the attic until it transfers back into your home, even with the air conditioner running.
It’s important to always choose experts for attic insulation. The job may not be quite as simple as it sounds. Many experts prefer blown-in insulation, which requires specialized professional equipment, over standard batting. And in either case, a professional will have to know the proper methods to seal leaks and cover vents before installation.
Call Buehler Air Conditioning to learn how insulation in Yulee, FL can improve your quality of living.