Whether you’re one of the lucky ones who has central air conditioning in your Southern New Hampshire home, or you haul out the window AC units once the weather gets hot, you may think you have everything you need to stay cool in the summer. But we’ve met a number of homeowners who still battle hot upstairs rooms and excess indoor humidity, even with the air conditioning running nonstop.
Well, you may be surprised to find out that air conditioning is only half of the picture when it comes to keeping your home cool in the summer. The other half of the picture involves keeping unwanted heat out in the first place with proper attic insulation and air sealing.
“How Do Insulation & Air Sealing Help Me Stay Cool?”
Insulation doesn’t just keep valuable heat inside your home during the winter; it also keeps unwanted heat out in the summer! Insulation works as a thermal boundary around your living spaces to stabilize indoor temperatures. Meanwhile, air sealing closes up any air leaks that allow air to travel freely into and out of your home throughout the year. Together, these important home upgrades keep your home more comfortable naturally — so you can rely less on your heating and cooling systems throughout the year.
The most important places in your home to insulate and air seal are the attic, exterior walls, and crawlspace or basement. Attic insulation, in particular, will keep that hot summer attic from affecting your indoor comfort, especially on the second floor.
Benefits of Proper Insulation & Air Sealing
An estimated 90% of homes in the United States are under-insulated and 2 times leakier than what they should be, so chances are yours is one of them. Upgrading your home insulation and sealing air leaks with the help of an experienced insulation contractor can offer numerous benefits, including:
Cooler house in the summer
Warmer house in the winter
Less need for AC & heating
Greater home energy efficiency
Lower annual energy costs
Find Out Exactly Where You Need Insulation & Air Sealing
You can’t exactly see through your walls, and many of us don’t venture up into the attic often. So how can you know whether it’s time for you to air seal and upgrade your home’s insulation? That’s where an energy audit by A+ Energy Services comes in. An energy audit uses advanced diagnostic equipment like an infrared camera to uncover exactly where air leaks and insulation gaps are in your home. With the valuable local incentives that are available, you may even get this in-depth assessment at no cost to you!
A+ Energy Services is proud to help homeowners in Dublin, Concord, Nashua, Manchester, Derry and elsewhere in Southern NH assess their home comfort needs — and then address them with expert insulation and air sealing services. We install a variety of insulation materials to bring Southern NH homeowners the reliable home comfort they’re looking for, including spray foam insulation, cellulose insulation, fiberglass insulation, and rigid foam board insulation.