Will insulating my attic keep my house cooler this summer? Summer attic insulation is a surprisingly great way to save on your electricity bill and keep the heat outside this summer!
Why Summer Attic Insulation Is Important
Insulation in the home, and especially the attic, acts to regulate home temperature and take the pressure off of your air conditioning system. Insulation keeps the cold air in, and the hot air contained in the attic, where it rises naturally due to the stack effect. The stack effect is air movement caused by thermal differences. As warmer air rises it creates a pressure difference, with lower pressure below and higher pressure above.
Attic insulation absorbs the heat produced by the heat outside and traps the heat, keeping it from spreading to your home. While it’s possible to install fiberglass installation by yourself, there are more efficient forms of insulation that should only be installed by professionals. Don’t risk your health installing insulation and call the experts at Lehigh Valley Insulation today!
Complementing New Attic Insulation
Did you know that weatherizing your home properly is another great way to help keep cool in summer? After your attic is properly insulated, check your windows, doors, and cracks in any spaces you can see sunlight, feel drafts, or suspect could be a problem. These minor repairs are easy to do yourself and only need a select few tools for a good job.
For window weatherizing, stock up on caulking or find a window sealing kit online or at your local hardware store!