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Does Insulation Play a Role in the Summer Season?

For some reason, some people immediately seem to think of the cold winter months when the topic of insulation comes up. Those of us in the know, though, realize that our insulation in Fresno, CA actually plays an important role throughout the entire year, summers included. Why is this? We’ll detail that a bit more below. For now, suffice to say that, if your insulation is subpar, we’re the pros to call to have it brought up to the standard that you deserve. Read on for a few tips on how to spot subpar insulation, as well.

It’s Not All About Keeping Heat In

Perhaps it’s because we wrap ourselves in blankets and bundle up in layers during the winter season, but the idea that insulation is only key in the colder season has lodged in some homeowners’ minds. In fact, this is not the case at all. You see, insulation does not serve simply to keep heat in one’s home. Instead, it works throughout the entire year in an effort to stop heat transfer. This means keeping heat in during the winter season, yes, but also keeping out during the summer. Heat will always try to move to a cooler environment, meaning that it will try to infiltrate your home when you are cooling it with your AC in the summer.

Spotting Bad Insulation

For the most part, you are not going to be able to see the insulation in your home. It will be hidden behind walls and above your ceilings, etc. However, there are signs that can alert you to the need for insulation services. If you have hot spots developing throughout your home, or if you have increasingly high cooling costs, excess heat transfer due to subpar insulation may be to blame. Additionally, bad insulation can allow pollutants to infiltrate your home’s thermal envelope, so plummeting indoor air quality may also be indicative of subpar insulation.

If you suspect the need for insulation services in your home, schedule them with Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning.

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