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The Importance of Insulation

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When you think about insulation, you probably briefly imagine the puffy stuff that has been blown into your walls or laid down in your attic. Maybe you can even picture the type of insulation you have in your home. What you likely don’t think about is how important insulation is to your comfort.

You may not realize this, but it is a good idea to understand the role of your insulation. Why? Because when you know how important it is, you will also understand why it is a good idea to invest in keeping it in good condition.

Your Insulation and Your Home Comfort

You may be wondering why insulation seems to be so important to your home comfort. We are happy to answer that question.

Insulation has been added to homes for many years because we discovered that, through using it, we could keep our homes better cooled or warmed (depending on the season). This is because insulation traps the air that is produced by your HVAC system within your home.

As you might expect, this doesn’t just help your comfort but also benefits your heater and air conditioner. When the conditioned or warmed air that is produced is held within the home, rather than allowed to rapidly escape through poorly sealed walls, attics, and crawlspaces, your systems don’t have to work nearly as hard as usual to do their job.

Because your HVAC system doesn’t need to work as hard, this also helps it stay in better condition for much longer, meaning fewer repairs and a long lifespan for your heater and AC unit.

Your Insulation and Your Energy Efficiency

So, if your insulation can make things easier on your HVAC system, does that mean it also has an impact on your energy efficiency? The answer is yes, it has a major impact on how much energy you use.

Imagine this: you turn on your heater to warm your home and it takes hours because all that heated air flows into your home and then almost all of it drifts outside through your walls because there is no insulation. You probably don’t want to think about how long it would take, and how much money you’d have to spend, to warm up your home in this instance.

When your home is well insulated however, the air circulates within those walls and keeps you comfortable and keeps your utility bills low because it costs far less energy to heat and cool a sealed home.

When You Need To Give Your Insulation a Helping Hand

Time has an impact on pretty much everything; your insulation is no exception even if it is tucked into your walls. Over time your insulation may begin to wear out and break down. This leaves your home at risk of energy loss and reduced comfort.

Thankfully, this issue is able to be resolved with the Anaheim insulation services offered by Avis Home Solutions. Our professional technicians can get your insulation back into shape, if not into even better shape than it was before, in a timely manner.

The next time you need help with your home comfort, contact Avis Home Solutions.

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