You may have noticed that Four Seasons is always stressing the importance of having proper amounts of insulation in your home, however you may not know exactly why. Understanding how insulation works, will help you better understand why it is so important to have adequate amounts of insulation in your home. With benefits like increased comfort and lower energy bills, can you afford not to learn more?
Heat Flow and Your Home
Homes that suffer from lack of proper insulation suffer from heat loss due to heat flow. Heat will naturally flow from a warm area to a cool area until both areas are the same temperature. If you were to turn off the heater in your home on a icy Chicago afternoon, in a matter of hours the interior of the home would be close to the same temperature as the outdoors. The better insulation a home has, the longer this will take to happen because insulation creates a resistance to heat flow. When insulation is lacking, your homes heating system will run overtime to compensate for the loss of heat to the outdoors.
Resistance to Heat Flow
The type of insulation material and the amount of insulation in your home will determine how well your home is able to resist the flow of heat to the outdoors during the winter. Fiberglass, for instance, is a very popular insulation material that is used in homes all over Chicago and the Chicago land area. It is able to slow down the flow of heat of the home, and effectively create a barrier between the warm indoors and the chilly outdoors.
The attic is the one area of the home where insulation is probably most crucial to the overall comfort and efficiency of the home. This is due to the fact that heat rises. As the furnace pumps out warm air, it will naturally travel to the highest point of the home first. If the attic is not properly insulated, the heat will escape out of the home. When proper amounts of insulation are in place, this process is halted. The warm air is kept inside the home to provide comfort to the occupants within.
Do You Have Enough Insulation in Your Attic?
Here at Four Seasons, we want you to make one quick check. Take a peek into the attic space, and take note of the amount of insulation. If the insulation falls below the tops of the floor joists, you are in need of an improvement to your home’s attic insulation.
Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning can take care of the problem for you in a matter of hours through the use of blown-in fiberglass insulation. This type of insulation will fill in each and every gap and crack in your attic space, and drastically improve your homes overall resistance to heat flow. We know you will notice to difference that a fresh layer of insulation can make to your wallet and your family’s comfort. Give Four Seasons a call, and learn more about our attic insulation services today!