When you think of insulation in the home, you may immediately think of winter. After all, insulation plays a critical role in keeping your home warm during the coldest days of the year—that much is true. But the fact of the matter is that your insulation affects your home throughout the entire year. The reason for this is fairly simple: as a thermal barrier, insulation gives you the ability to control the natural flow from hot to cold. Thermal energy always seeks out colder areas, and it continues to do so, when given the opportunity.
Insulation is a thermal barrier, frequently made out of fiberglass and other materials, that allows you to control the way that your home controls the flow of heat. During the winter, you’re not actually preventing cold air from getting in, but rather your heated air from getting out. Vice versa, during the summer, insulation is there not to prevent cold air from getting out, but to prevent hot air from getting in. All materials bear thermal properties, but few are as effective as those specially designed to act as functional thermal barriers in residential homes.
These include standard batted insulation that comes in large rolls designed to fit within standard wall, flooring and ceiling framing, but it also includes blown-in and spray foam insulation that are often preferred, especially in cases when retrofitting is an absolute necessity. Whether you’re building a home from scratch or you’re renovating, insulation is one of the most critical parts of the process. With building regulations and practices being what they are, it’s hard to imagine what an uninsulated building would be like today, but you’d probably not like to be responsible for heating or cooling that space.
Insulation is critical to all homes, but especially to those with whole house HVAC systems. No matter what the energy efficiency rating of your air conditioner or heater may be, it means next to nothing without the proper insulation to keep that heated air indoors in January, and keep that hot air outside in July. We can answer all of your questions when it comes to insulation products and services. Call AZ Air Conditioning and Heating for reliable insulation service in Los Angeles.