Getting Your Home Ready for Summer: Keep the Hot Air Out with Spray Foam Insulation

Posted on on March 11th, 2014

While the winter months are still upon us and those of us in Connecticut and the northeastern US have seen quite a number of snowstorms, it won’t be long before the warmer weather arrives. Although many of us look forward to the spring and summer, it’s important to ensure that your home is ready for the hot temperatures that come with 

When the temperature really heats up, you’ll want your home to be a cool refuge. Though many equate insulation with staying warm in the winter, did you know that your home’s insulation can also keep you cool in the summer? During the warm months, foam insulation helps keep the cool air inside and the hot air out.

Ensure your home insulation is effective

Did you feel any drafts in your home when the weather got colder? Were your floors cold? Did every room have a different temperature? Did your utility bills seem much higher than average (even considering the inordinately cold winter we’ve had)?

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If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you may be dealing with ineffective home insulation. Poor insulation systems allow air to leak in and out of your home. This results in less comfort and higher utility bills. And when those 90 degree days come, the costs will really start adding up.

Use spray foam insulation to keep your home cool

An effective system like spray foam insulation creates an air barrier between your home and the outside, helping to keep the cool air in and the hot air out. Spray foam is used to fill gaps and stop leaks that force your air conditioning to work harder.

If you’re unsure if air is making its way out, check for any cracks or holes behind knee walls, attic hatches, open soffits, plumbing vents, wiring holes, basement windows and doors, and anywhere else that seems likely to have a leak.

Your attic’s insulation is the most important component

During the warm months, the majority of the heat gain in your home occurs through the attic, since the sun heats your roof. While insulating your attic is important, since most homes typically lose air there, this can happen to any room. Therefore, it’s important to ensure each room is properly insulated.

As an experienced spray foam insulation company in CT, Good Life Energy Savers understands the importance of well-insulated homes and works to provide customers with added comfort and savings using our services.

 


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