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Why Concern Myself with Insulation?

 

You have a lot on your plate, as a homeowner. It can be easy to overlook certain facets of home ownership, especially when we’re talking about components of your home that are hidden from view and which are not subject to obvious mechanical failures. Even so, though, it is vital that you keep your house as a whole in prime working condition when it comes to energy efficiency. That is why you should give the insulation in your home the attention and respect that it deserves. Your insulation in Tucson, AZ is hard at work for you all year long, and its failure to function as intended can have seriously negative consequences. 

Signs of Subpar Insulation

You may encounter problems with your insulation for a number of different reasons. It may become wet and degrade over time, for instance. Its possible that there is simply an insufficient amount of insulation in your home, or that the insulation that is there is not of an appropriate R-value. Whatever the problem may be, there are several systems of which to be aware that can alert you to the issue.

  1. Poor energy efficiency is one of the most obvious signs that your insulation is not cutting it. Insulation serves to prevent unwanted heat transfer, both into and out of one’s home. If you find yourself paying very high heating and/or cooling costs, it could be due to the fact that your insulation is allowing for too much heat transfer.
  2. Reduced indoor air quality is another sign of insufficient insulation, though it is one that many homeowners would not necessarily associate with their insulation. In fact, though, if there are gaps in your insulation, or if it not efficient enough, it may be easier for pollutants to make their way into your home via gaps in its thermal envelope. Added insulation can help to prevent such a problem.
  3. Uneven heating and cooling is another fairly clear sign that your home is not well-insulated. If your HVAC system is of the right size for your home, and its been professionally installed and serviced, then there is no reason as to why it should not be capable of heating and cooling your home in an effective, even manner. Let us check things out to determine if your insulation is to blame.

Contact Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning for all of your insulation service needs.

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