Proper insulation can keep the air in your home cool no matter how high the Arizona temperatures may rise — while saving you money on energy costs.
The amount of savings you’ll see from adding insulation will vary depending on the size and shape of your house, the materials used to build it, how well it’s sealed, your personal habits and other factors. But you can count on this: Proper insulation will save you substantially on your utility bills.
Here are some things to think about:
- Insulation helps block heat from coming in to your home in summer months. When your walls, floor or ceilings are not properly insulated, your cooling system will work harder to cool your home.
- If you live in an older home, it likely isn’t insulated as well as newer homes today. You might consider having an energy audit. Determine if there are areas in your home that lack sufficient insulation, what type you currently have and if the R-value is high, meaning a higher resistance to heat flow.
- Know where to insulate and what type of insulation you should use. Insulating cathedral ceilings, crawl spaces, floors above a garage that is not heated and attic spaces help improve the energy efficiency of your home.
You will also need to determine what type of material to use. Rolls or batting, foam boards, loose fill, sprayed foam, and reflective systems are some of the types of insulation available today. Which type you use often depends on the area in your home where it will be used.
Cooper Climate Control is dedicated to providing exceptional heating/cooling service you can depend on in the Valley Metro area. Have questions about keeping your home cool and comfortable this summer? Give us a call. We’re glad to help.