It is mid-summer. The temperatures have been in the high 90’s for several days now and you have remained locked up inside with the air conditioner running around the clock. However, you begin to notice that the air conditioner sounds much louder than normal, and your once quiet neighborhood is now disturbed by the ear-splitting din of the air conditioner on the side of your home. Rather than ignoring the dirty looks being shot your way by various neighbors, now is the time to find a way to keep the noise level of your air conditioner at a minimum. Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning has an affordable way to reduce your air conditioner’s noise level and save money on your cooling bills at the same time!
Why Do Hotter Days Cause More A/C Noise?
So, why does the air conditioner suddenly make more noise on especially hot summer days? Well, as the cooling load for your home increases, the air conditioner is forced to work harder, and as a result of working harder, the system tends to make more noise, especially if the unit is getting on in the years. Reducing the cooling load on the air conditioner will make it easier for the system to cool your home on even the hottest summer days, and the easier it is to cool the home, the more money you will save on your energy bills. Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning has found that adding insulation to the home is an easy and affordable way to decrease the cooling load and increase savings!
Insulation Reduces Cooling Load
- Attic Insulation: Much of the cool air generated by the air conditioner is lost when the hot air from the attic is able to seep into the living spaces of the home. Adding a thick layer of insulation will help keep the hot air out and the cool air in. This will maximize the comfort generated with each cycle of air conditioner and reduce the number of cycles needed to keep the home at the desired temperature. This reduces the cooling load on the air conditioner and therefore reduces the noise created by the system as well.
- Air Duct Insulation: If your ducts are not insulated, you are losing precious cold air before it ever reaches the rooms in your home. Insulating the duct preserves the cold temperature of the air while it is in transport which makes it easier for the air conditioner to reach the target temperature and keep it at that level.
Insulation Services from Four Seasons
Insulation services from Four Seasons are one of the most affordable energy efficiency improvements you can make to your home and the benefits will pay you back all year round. Increase your comfort and decrease costs and cooling noise with insulation services from Four Seasons!