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It’s no secret that we take things for granted at times. Take a home’s insulation, for example. It sits quietly in the shadows performing its job, almost never entering the minds of most homeowners. This being the case, a lot of people don’t realize how much their insulation actually does for them. Chances are you’re aware that it helps to keep you and your family warm throughout the winter, but what about the summer?
Contrary to popular belief, there are reasons to insulate your home this summer, and it comes down to comfort and savings.
How Insulation Improves Home Comfort in the Summer
Summertime in Greenville is difficult to beat, but that’s not to say that it doesn’t get uncomfortably hot at times. When the heat starts bearing down, it’s important to know that you can retreat to a cool, air-conditioned space. Just having AC isn’t enough to get the job done, however. If you really want to maintain a cool space, it needs to be properly insulated.
Think about the role of insulation in the winter. It not only helps to keep heat from escaping your home, but it ensures that the cold outside air doesn’t make its way indoors. Insulation essentially operates in the same manner when summer hits, yet its purpose is for opposite reasons — it keeps conditioned indoor air from leaving your home. What this means for you is a more comfortable living space, and the differences between a well insulated home and the alternative are astounding.
Comfort is important, but so is saving money. Fortunately, insulation helps in both regards.
Insulation for Energy Savings
It probably doesn’t surprise you to know that your AC unit can be somewhat of an energy hog at times. What most people overlook, however, is that added costs often come from overworking the unit. If care isn’t taken in insulating your home, the cool air created by your AC is just going to escape, forcing your air conditioner to work much harder than it has to. Focusing on improving and updating insulation, then, can help to save you a fair amount of money on your energy bill this summer.
Building code in South Carolina calls for 33% less insulation than the recommended amount, and we seldom come across a home that wouldn’t benefit from improving/upgrading its insulation. Contact Benton Green Energy today to schedule a home energy audit and have your home’s insulation needs evaluated.
My gas bill last month was $92! And that includes the cost of hot water -- last year it was almost $300 and the house was always cold! Thanks for doing such a great job.