As temperatures climb ever higher, you will likely start to think about the ways that you can keep your home comfortable throughout the summer heat. It is a common misconception that insulation only helps your home to stay warm in the winter. However, it also helps to keep your home cooler in the summer. Effective insulation is one of the best upgrades that you can make to your home, though it is often overlooked when individuals consider the next improvements to make to their building.
Kinds of Insulation
There are multiple areas that can (and probably should) be insulated in your home. Walls, floors, roofs, and crawl spaces should all be insulated. You may want to pay special attention to the insulation of your attic, as significant amounts of heat can escape through the attic.
Other Ways to Keep a Comfortable Home in Summer
Effective insulation can keep heat out of the home, but it can also keep heat inside of the home. Using the oven, as well as having unnecessary electric appliances plugged in, can raise the temperature inside of the house to an uncomfortable degree. You can also implement blinds and shutters to prevent the sun from heating the house during the day. Protective films can be installed to windows to filter out UV rays. This will allow light to enter the home, without adding the heating effect of sunlight.
Insulation can help to improve the temperature within a building during both the summer and the winter. The simplified temperature regulation will also help to lower your related energy expenses. This is one of the reasons that insulation installation has a very high return on investment. Insulation wears down over time and may need to be redone to ensure its effectiveness. To learn more about the benefits of insulation during the summer, contact us at Penguin Insulation today.