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Can’t Keep Your House Cool? Time to Look into Insulation!

Insulation Improvements with Earl’s Air Conditioning

Insulation creates a barrier or buffer between the outdoor temperature and the temperature inside your home. Whether you are trying to keep your home cool or warm, your insulation plays a crucial role in controlling temperature and conserving energy. The Coachella Valley heating and air conditioning experts at Earl’s Air Conditioning can help you make sure that your insulation is working with you rather than against you and that it is installed correctly to best protect your family from outdoor temperatures.

Don’t waste money and energy cooling a home that is losing that cool air. Let our team inspect your insulation and provide you with insight into how to stay cool all summer long. Contact the Coachella Valley HVAC team at Earl’s Air Conditioning today to discuss your insulation and air conditioning needs.

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Creating a Thermal Barrier Against the Heat

Insulation acts as a thermal barrier between the heat outside and the cold air inside (or cold air outside and heat inside during the winter). It slows the transfer of heat through convection and conduction, or air movement and physical contact. Heat is lost through all areas where insulation is needed including the ceiling, roof, walls, and floor. We find the biggest cooled air transfer occurs through the roof and ceiling.

Proper insulation helps to conserve energy and power, reducing your energy consumption by lessening the need to use cooling or heating systems. Insulation also helps you to reduce greenhouse emissions, a side effect of using less energy. In addition, it dampers sound from outside, creating a more comfortable environment in your home.

Air Quality and Your Insulation

Air circulation in your home, by way of an air conditioning system, often produces a dry environment rather than one that holds moisture as is present in natural air. One positive result of having quality insulation is that you recycle your home’s air less frequently. Insulation can work with your temperature control systems to reduce the need to run your HVAC system. If you open your windows and let in the fresh air in the evening, morning, or at night when temps are cooler, then close everything up in the heat of the day, your insulation can hold in the fresh, cool air creating a more natural environment. Moisture and fresh air are crucial in maintaining a healthy living environment and help you and your family breathe easier.

Where Is Insulation Needed?

Insulation is most efficient when it is installed properly, with an adequate amount, and taking into consideration all of the places that it is needed. When all of your “bases” are covered, your home will be protected from the elements and the air you are cooling will be best contained. Insulation is needed in:

  • Crawl spaces
  • Attic
  • Roof/ceiling
  • Walls
  • Around air ducts
  • Below flooring

Ensuring that your insulation is installed properly and in the correct amounts, covering all of the areas that are applicable for your type of home will help to keep your home comfortable all year long.

Keep Cool with Earl’s Air Conditioning

In the hottest months in Southern California, our homes lose cold air every minute and the heat seeps in to replace that lost air. The best defense against cool air loss, and the infiltration of hot air, is to utilize insulation to your advantage. Insulation, along with an efficient and reliable HVAC system can keep your family cool all season long. Don’t wait until the temps are too hot to take a look at your home’s insulation. Let the team at Earl’s Air Conditioning help you stay cool and comfortable with an insulation inspection and suggestions on how to make improvements. Secure the air in your home with new or updated insulation, check that your HVAC system is in good working order, and make any needed updates or repairs before it gets too hot.

Let the Coachella Valley HVAC experts at Earl’s Air Conditioning make your home summer-ready. Contact our office to schedule an appointment today!

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