With spring weather finally here, it won’t be long before we fire up our air conditioners for the season. If your air conditioning energy costs last season were out of control, you’re probably already concerned about how to keep that electric bill down this summer.
Before you impose restrictions on everyone in your household and keep the temperature inside your home warmer than you would prefer it, take a good look at your insulation. At J&J Roofing, we can upgrade your insulation to help reduce your monthly energy expenses. Give us a call to discuss insulation upgrades for your attic today!
Your Attic in Summer
Whether it’s winter or summer, heat will always transfer to colder areas unless there is a barrier to slow or stop this transfer of heat. The insulation, walls, roof, windows, and doors of a home all work together to create what is known as a thermal envelope or barrier.
Just as poor insulation can allow heat to exit a home during the winter months, it can allow heat inside your home during the summertime. In other words, if your heater had trouble warming your home this past winter or your energy costs were higher than expected, expect to have similar issues during the summer months.
Additionally, during hot summer weather, heat rises in your home. If your attic is poorly insulated, the attic can become extremely hot, exceeding 130 degrees on some days. When this happens, it can result in a hotter temperature throughout your home, causing your AC to work harder.
Insulating Your Attic
Once you’ve identified a potential weakness in your attic insulation, it’s important to upgrade as soon as possible to take advantage of those energy and cost savings. Attic insulation is one of the few home improvements that pays for itself over time.
Once you’ve insulated your attic, it’s also a good idea to have these other areas of your home checked:
● Crawl spaces
● And more
Call J&J Roofing’s Insulation Contractors
Are you paying too much for your energy costs? Besides reduced energy costs, you’ll enjoy a more comfortable and environmentally-friendly home as well as a reduction in ice dams with an attic insulation upgrade.
Give us a call to schedule an attic insulation inspection ahead of the summer heat and start taking advantage of lower energy bills right away. Connect with a member of our team at 586-445-6455 or contact us online to discuss insulation solutions for your home today!