Beyond the efficiency ratings of your furnace and air conditioner, there are a number of different factors that affect how efficiently your heating and cooling system operates. One of the most important factors is your home’s insulation levels. Today we’re going to talk about how insulation affects the energy efficiency of your home and how Hyde’s can ensure your home is properly insulated!
How does insulation affect the energy efficiency of your home?
Heat naturally travels from warmer spaces to cooler spaces. Without insulation, heat would move right out of your home during winter and right into your home during summer, causing your heating and cooling system to work much harder to keep your home comfortable.
Insulation is like a protective blanket over your home that prevents heat from transferring in and out. The better insulated your home is, the less energy your furnace and air conditioner will have to consume year-round.
How do you know if your home is properly insulated?
Insulation levels are measured in something called “R-values.” An R-value is a number that’s assigned to various parts of your home (like your floors, attic and walls) that tells you how much insulation is required to maximize your home’s efficiency levels.
R-values are individualized to the specific climate of your home. To get an idea of the proper R-values for homes in the Coachella Valley, you can take a look at the Department of Energy’s insulation calculator.
How can Hyde’s improve your home’s efficiency levels with insulation?
Although some people choose to install insulation on their own, it’s a job that’s best left to a qualified heating and cooling contractor like Hyde’s. We can perform a professional evaluation of your home’s insulation levels and provide you with an estimate for bringing your home up to the proper R-values for our area.
Our technicians were trained by factory reps at Owen Corning to guarantee that they will properly insulate your home, and we can provide services like installing attic insulation in less than 4 hours!
If you have any questions about how insulation can improve the energy efficiency, or if you’d like a heating system serviced or installed in your home, contact Hyde’s, your Coachella Valley heating and cooling contractor.