Anyone who lives in a region that gets really cold during the winter understands why home insulation is critical. Without it, homes can feel freezing cold, resulting in extremely high heating bills and other hardships, such as frozen pipes. What you may not understand, however, is why insulation still matters in the summer or in warm climates.
There are several key reasons that insulation is a necessity all year long. You’ll learn about three of these as you read the rest of this guide. If you still have questions about insulation in general or you’d like someone to give you a quote for putting new insulation into your house, get in-touch with us and we’ll answer all of the questions you may have about your specific situation.
Insulation acts like a thermos:
Think of insulation like a thermos; it keeps its contents warm or cold depending on what is needed at the time. During the winter, your insulation helps prevent heat from escaping from your house, helping your family stay warm and toasty until the weather gets warm again. In the summer months, on the other hand, your insulation makes sure your air conditioning does its job, keeping the interior of your home cool and comfortable, rather than letting all of the coolness escape to the outside.
Insulation helps your appliances last longer:
Central air conditioners, window air conditioners, and fans all have shelf lives. The harder they have to work, the faster they will burn out and have to be replaced. Insulation helps your appliances last longer because it allows them to work less. Since your house stays cool more easily with proper insulation, your cooling appliances will get the break they need to last longer.
Insulation helps prevent noise pollution:
In the summertime, there are generally more activities taking place outdoors than there are during the winter months. If you live in a busy neighborhood, this means more noise pollution. Proper insulation can help keep your home more quiet and relaxing, even if there are ball games and other noisy events happening right on your street.
In short, insulation is a crucial component of a functional home all year long, no matter what climate you live in. Again, if you have questions about the efficacy of your current insulation, or if you know your house isn’t currently insulated, just give us a call at 781-598-7125 and we’ll gladly help you out.