Most Vermont homeowners know the difference good insulation can make in keeping your home warm during our freezing winters, but did you know how much more comfortable your Barre or Washington County home could be in the summertime thanks to good insulation? It’s true: insulation does help with cooling!
There are a few key benefits of good insulation in keeping your home nice and cool during the summer. Let’s explore!
Keep Outdoor Temperatures Outside
Like most Vermont residents, we are enamored with the history of our state’s older homes, but we often hear from people wondering how to make their old home more energy efficient. Older homes tend to allow a high rate of exchange between indoor and outdoor air, which can make heating and cooling an absolute nightmare.
One of the best ways to prevent heat transfer and save on energy bills is by investing in whole-home insulation. Most Vermont houses have insufficient insulation, especially in the walls and attic, which are both places heat tends to permeate during the hot summer months. By upgrading the insulation in these areas, you can keep outdoor temperatures outside where they belong and enjoy your most comfortable and efficient summer yet!
Increase the Efficiency of Your Cooling System
Indoor insulation is so effective at keeping your home cooler in hot summer months that it can be a major relief for your cooling system. When your home is not well insulated, conditioned air is able to escape almost as quickly as it’s produced, and your AC system will try to compensate for the loss by working harder to maintain a steady, comfortable temperature.
Overworking will not only drive up your utility bills, but it also stresses your cooling system. This can make your cooling system prone to breakdowns, and can even shorten its life expectancy, resulting in a major replacement investment sooner than you had anticipated.
Maintain Good Indoor Air Quality
Just as the temperature in your home is susceptible to inconsistencies when poorly insulated, your home’s Indoor air quality is too. Your HVAC systems help improve the quality of the air you and your loved ones are breathing, and you probably don’t want to sacrifice that clean air to the great outdoors! Preserve your indoor air quality with the right insulation throughout your home.
There’s no doubt that insulation can make an enormous difference in the comfort of your home during the summertime. Even better? Pairing insulation & air sealing for ultimate efficiency.
Schedule a Home Energy Audit Today!
At EnergySmart of Vermont, we aim to make it as easy and convenient as possible for homeowners to improve their home’s performance and enjoy ultimate comfort year-round. The best way to achieve this is to schedule a home energy audit.
What is a Home Energy Audit?
An energy audit is really the only way to understand the efficiency of your home. These comprehensive assessments indicate how well your home’s insulation is doing its job, where air infiltration is happening, and much, much more to show you which upgrades will help you save the most on utility bills.
At EnergySmart of Vermont, we offer comprehensive energy audits that include:
A visual inspection
A blower door test
An infrared camera scan
A heating and cooling system test
An electrical system review
A written report