Add More Insulation and Save on Cooling Bills

Insulation in Green Cove Springs is usually thought of as a winter thing, used to help keep your home toasty and warm when winter temperatures drop. But the same principles that keep warm air inside in January can keep hot air outside in July, which means that adding insulation now makes a lot of sense. A good technician can advise you on the amount of insulation to add and where, but one thing is certain: add more insulation to your home to improve indoor air quality and save on cooling bills.

Insulation follows three principle physical principles:

  • Conduction: the process by which heat moves through solid materials.
  • Convection: the process by which heat moves through liquid or gas.
  • Radiation: the process by which heat moves through a vacuum.

Insulation is designed from materials that slow all three of those processes down. Heat moves out of your house very slowly through the insulation, retaining warm temperatures longer and ensuring that your heating system can do its job more efficiently.

But as we said above, these principles aren’t simply one-way streets. The hot air outside your home has just as difficult a time getting in through the insulation as the warm air inside your home has getting out. And if you’re filling your home with cool air instead of warm air, the insulation helps it stay cool for a good long time. The more insulation you have, the better your house can retain cool air and the less work your air conditioning system has to do to keep your home comfortable. That means lower monthly bills as well as reduced strain and a lower risk of repairs.

The best part is that the demand for adding new insulation is fairly low in the summer, which means you can perform the operation more quickly and efficiently than you might closer to the winter. To add more insulation in Green Cove Springs, call upon the experts at J&W Heating & Air for help. We know how to do the job right the first time, every time, and we’re dedicated to saving you money. Give us a call today to set up a consultation, and let us show you what we can do!