Is Subpar Insulation Holding My Cooling Efficiency Back?

Do you feel as though you are paying too much to keep your home cool and comfortable during the summer season? There are a number of issues that may result in subpar energy efficiency, and subpar insulation is one of the most common. If you do not have enough insulation in your home, or if the insulation has degraded over time or is of the wrong efficiency level (denoted by its R-value), then you are going to encounter problems. Fortunately, these are all problems that the insulation experts on our staff can resolve. Give us a call today to start getting more from your insulation in Tucson.

How Insulation Affects Your Cooling

Insulation is commonly thought of as being important during the colder time of the year. This is understandable, as we insulate our bodies in the winter time as well, which is something that we do not do during the heat of summer. However, the fact of the matter is that insulation does not serve solely to keep heat in one’s home. It inhibits unwanted heat transfer, and heat can transfer into residences, as well as out of them. That means that, during the hottest time of the year, your insulation is responsible for keeping unwanted heat out of your home.

If your insulation is not able to do this effectively, then your air conditioner is going to have to work harder than it should have to in order to cool your home effectively. This will result in increased cooling costs. It also puts a lot of wear and tear on your system, meaning that you may run the risk of increased repair needs. Additionally, though it is not the primary function of insulation to protect indoor air quality, gaps in your insulation could make it easier for pollutants to enter your home.

If you suspect that your insulation is not pulling its weight, contact a member of the Goettl Air Conditioning team today to schedule service.