July 31, 2018
The fans are on, the air conditioner is running in full force, and you’re sipping on a cold drink now that the summer heat is here on Long Island. You may be wondering, “What else can I do to keep my home cool and comfortable in the summer?”
Aside from cranking up your air conditioner — which is sure to make your utility bills skyrocket — one thing you can do is upgrade the insulation in your home.
How Insulation Keeps Your Home Cool
The purpose of insulation is to create a thermal barrier around your home’s living spaces. This thermal barrier keeps the summer heat out, allowing your home to stay cool no matter how hot it gets outside. Typically, the key places homeowners should insulate are the attic, walls, and basement.
When your home is properly insulated with high performance materials like spray foam and cellulose, you can expect your home to stay cooler in the summer — meaning you can run your air conditioner less often.
Benefits You Can Enjoy Year-Round
Insulation doesn’t just keep your home comfortable in the summer; it actually increases indoor comfort year-round. In the winter, insulation prevents valuable indoor heat from escaping, keeping your home warmer and letting you run your heating system less often.
This isn’t all, either — proper home insulation offers a multitude of other year-round benefits. These benefits include:
- More stable indoor temperatures
- Greater energy efficiency
- Lower energy bills
- Longer lasting HVAC equipment
- Better sound reduction
Get Started with an Energy Audit from Green Team LI
Insulation truly is one of the most affordable and effective ways you can improve home comfort — especially in the summer when the temperatures are climbing higher and higher. Of course, if you think it may be time to upgrade the insulation in your home, it’s important to find out which areas are under-insulated.
At Green Team LI, we conduct comprehensive energy audits to help homeowners determine what’s undermining their home’s comfort and energy efficiency. When you schedule an energy audit with us, we’ll perform diagnostic testing to locate insulation gaps and air leaks where the summer heat may be seeping in. Then, after the audit, we’ll give you a detailed report of your home, along with a list of recommendations for improving your home — such as attic insulation and air sealing in key areas.
Find out where your home needs upgraded insulation for greater comfort in the heat of summer. Contact us or call (631) 676-4717 to schedule an energy audit!