First off, you need to know that not all insulation is equal. Whichever you choose may affect how much and how often you run it to keep your home pleasant. With this variety of insulation in mind, you’ll want to make the best decision. Choosing the right one can drastically affect your energy bills in the summer. So, you can save a lot of money with the correct insulation. Do I have your attention now? Good, I thought so.
AC & insulation: a good match
Is your AC working overtime? Perhaps you need to look at the insulation in your home.
During the summer months, with a good, well-maintained air conditioner and proper insulation, you’ll stay cool and enjoy the summer!
Your options for insulation
Loose-fill cellulose: Loose-fill cellulose insulation is the most common choice for homeowners. Loose-fill means it was blown in through holes at the top and bottom of the walls with low pressure. This sort of job leads to spotty and uneven density because you can’t ensure it distributes evenly inside the wall.
Dense-packed cellulose: The install method is the only difference between dense-packed and loose-fill cellulose. This insulation is blown into the wall with more force, ensuring a denser layer and more even spread. With this type of job, homeowners will feel a noticeable difference in daily temperatures.
Loose-fill fiberglass: The installation is also installed with a blower. It’s a bit more expensive than the cellulose variety, but the difference in its constitution helps it to spread much more efficiently. The downside is similar to loose-fill in that you can’t be sure that the entire surface of the wall has been sealed.
Dense-packed fiberglass: This is a tricky sort of insulation. By nature, fiberglass is not as dense as its cellulose counterpart, which means even though the dense-packed installation method spreads it evenly, it still might not do as good of a job keeping outside air from getting in as the cellulose variety.
Injection foam: You inject this into your wall and then it expands to insulate the areas around wires and outlets. This type of insulation more versatile, which makes it an excellent choice for nooks and crannies.
During the summer months, with a good, well-maintained air conditioner and proper insulation, you’ll stay cool and enjoy the summer! Add Air, Inc. is here to help you when you need us! Call us for a maintenance visit for your air conditioner. (928) 768-9825