Here in Washington County, we usually think about insulation as something that keeps our homes warm during the freezing Vermont winters, but did you know that insulation is just as important when it comes to keeping your home cool in the summer?
An insulation upgrade is one of the most effective ways to:
Keep your home cooler in the summer
Solve comfort problems like an upstairs that’s too hot
Save money on your cooling bills
How Does Insulation Work in the Summer?
Insulation and air sealing work together to stop heat and air from moving into and out of your home.
With the right indoor insulation and air sealing, all of the cool air that your AC or heat pump creates will stay contained inside your living spaces, and the hot outside air won’t be able to get into your home. As a result, your home will be more comfortable, and your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to keep indoor temperatures consistent, leading to lower energy bills.
What’s the Best Insulation for Your Attic?
Most of the hot air that gets inside your home during the summer comes in through the attic, which makes your attic a great place to start your insulation upgrade. There are many different types of attic insulation materials, including:
Spray foam insulation
Rigid foam board insulation
Not sure which type of insulation is right for your attic, or whether you even need to add insulation to your attic at all? An energy audit is a great way to find out. During an energy audit, one of our certified auditors will run a series of diagnostic tests to check insulation levels in your attic, basement, and walls, locate air leaks, and assess your home’s overall performance. Then, we’ll recommend the upgrades that will have the greatest impact on your home comfort and cooling costs.
Talk to the Central Vermont Insulation Experts Today
The Vermont spray foam experts at EnergySmart of VT can help you keep your Barre, VT home cool and comfortable all summer long while also helping you prepare for a long cold winter with an insulation upgrade. We’ve been in business for over 30 years and have helped thousands of Vermont homeowners improve their home’s performance and energy efficiency with insulation and air sealing upgrades.