Educational Articles & Latest News

What Parts of My Home Need Insulation the Most?

 

Insulation isn’t just for the walls in your home; it really should be used top to bottom. Unfortunately, many homeowner miss insulating some key areas of their home, leading to a decrease in comfort and an increase in energy costs. While it’s easy to say that your entire home should be insulated from roof to basement, it’s more beneficial to take a look at the areas that can be overlooked or missed entirely when installing or adding new insulation to your home:

The Attic

goettl efficient attic systems

Your attic space, particularly if it is unfinished, can be a vacuum for energy year-round. Why? Insulation slows the transfer of heat. If your attic isn’t well-insulated, it is the place where warm air will move to during the winter and where hot air will invade during summer. Warm air always moves into cool-air spaces and insulation helps reduce this transfer of energy. By properly insulating your attic, you do two things at once: form a barrier to keep the air outside from coming in, and reducing the transfer of your indoor air to the wide, open space of your attic.

Crawl Spaces

The question of whether or not to insulate a crawl space depends on the type of crawl space you have: ventilated or unventilated. This is because crawl spaces that are ventilated are the ones that need insulation. The reason a crawl space will have ventilation is to help reduce moisture levels. Unfortunately, during the cold months, these vents allow cold air to blow through; this is why it’s important to insulate ventilated crawl spaces. If you have an unventilated crawl space, the radiant heat from your home will be contained in the crawl space, so you shouldn’t experience the same kind of drafty, cold floors one can experience with a ventilated crawl space.

Ductwork

If your ductwork resides in a space that isn’t conditioned by heating or cooling, in whole or in part, those portions of ductwork should be sealed and insulated. The reason for this is that ductwork can lose latent heating and cooling while in operation if they reside in an unconditioned area.

One of the best ways to assess whether or not your home has the right amount of insulation is to work with a trained professional.

The experts at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning have been helping customers install insulation since 1939, so call us today!

Related Expert Center Articles

Qualities to Look for in Commercial HVAC Repair Services

  During a long, hot summer in Southern Arizona, a powerful air conditioner is essential for the success of any business. With the amount of strain that you will place on your company’s AC during the summer months, you need to have the number of an excellent Tucson, AZ commercial HVAC repair service handy should something go wrong with your cooling. You’ll also need to keep them in mind for the rest of the year, should you also need work for your heater. But what separates a good comm...

Don’t Forget to Schedule Heating Maintenance

  The temperature around here during the daytime hours is still pretty warm, although, at night, things are getting noticeably cooler. Sure, we’re hanging around the mid-60’s for the most part right now, but it won’t be long before temps in the 50’s, and even the 40’s, are commonplace. Our mild winters do not mean that you can overlook the need for professional heating maintenance in Phoenix, AZ. Before our nights get any colder, you should dial our number and schedule routine h...

Thermostat Tips for a Better Cooling Performance

  There are a lot of different components in your home cooling system, but not a single one do you interact with more directly than your thermostat. It is your thermostat, after all, through which you communicate with your air conditioning system in order to regulate its performance. Because of this, it is absolutely necessary to ensure that you are using your thermostat in Phoenix, AZ as successfully as possible. While you may not think of a thermostat as being very complex, the fact of t...

  • See what our customers say about The Goettl Way.

    I have been with Goettl Air in Tucson for years and have always had complete confidence in their maintenance service. The technicians are knowledgeable and pleasant, on time, and work in an efficient and timely manner. They explain what they are doing and will make recommendations if a repair is warranted. I have purchased several preventive parts and find that my yearly inspections have been great — with little or no repair in the past years. I do like the option of a yearly maintenance contract. Having yearly maintenance keeps my furnace and air conditioner running efficiently. I would definitely recommend Goettl Air Conditioning.

    JESSICA R

  • See what our customers say about The Goettl Way.

    I have been with Goettl Air in Tucson for years and have always had complete confidence in their maintenance service. The technicians are knowledgeable and pleasant, on time, and work in an efficient and timely manner. They explain what they are doing and will make recommendations if a repair is warranted. I have purchased several preventive parts and find that my yearly inspections have been great — with little or no repair in the past years. I do like the option of a yearly maintenance contract. Having yearly maintenance keeps my furnace and air conditioner running efficiently. I would definitely recommend Goettl Air Conditioning.

    PAM

Related Educational Articles & Latest News

Born in the Southwest and quickly growing to provide Goettlized home environments throughout the nation.

View Locations