No matter what time of year it is, you want your HVAC system to keep your home at the temperature you desire as efficiently as possible. However, if your home's attic insulation isn't done right, you're not likely to ever achieve that goal.
Insulation acts as a buffer between your home and the temperature outside. This material resists the flow of heat, blocking heat from coming into your home during the summer and keeping heat in during the winter. Having the right amount of insulation can keep you more comfortable in your home during all seasons, as well as saving you money on the electric bill when your HVAC system doesn't have to work so hard to keep up with your heating and cooling needs.
Home insulation levels are measured in what's known as “R-value.” This value is derived from the amount of insulation, the type of material, its thickness and density. Higher R-values mean a better-insulated home.
The minimum R-value recommended for any home will vary depending on several factors, including:
If your home's insulation doesn't meet the minimum recommended R-value, then you're likely wasting money, energy and time being uncomfortable in a house that isn't getting to the temperature you want.
If you've ever gone into your attic in the middle of a Texas summer, you understand why this is the most important place for insulation in your home! As the hot sun beats down on your roof, the attic of your home will fill with stifling heat.
When your attic insulation isn't up to par, that heat will transfer down into your home, causing you discomfort and making your AC work harder to try to keep the temperature down.
If your home isn't staying at the temperature you want, there can be several causes. Whether a broken AC, leaky ductwork or poor attic insulation is the culprit for your climate woes, All Pro Air Conditioning and Heating can help!