A majority of builders in the Fort Worth area use insulation with the minimum R-30 rating in order to keep the cost of construction down. While this insulation does meet building codes, low-grade insulation is the leading cause of energy inefficiency in homes and businesses across DFW.
If you want your home to stay comfortable during the summer months, you will need to consider upgrading your insulation to a product with a higher R rating. And if you’re debating whether or not insulation installation should be a priority on your home improvement list, read what our experts at Brown Service Company have to say about insulation and how it functions to keep your home cool in the scorching hot Texas summers.
Why Your Home Heats Up
The UV rays coming from the sun during the summer months can easily penetrate the barriers that your walls, ceiling, and windows create. As the materials start to absorb the heat, the temperatures in your home will rise. When you have insulation that cannot sufficiently resist heat flow, all of the heat coming from the sun will accumulate in your home, making your air conditioner work harder to keep temperatures down.
How Insulation Works
Because insulation is the barrier between heat transference and the inside of your home, it’s extremely important. By insulating your walls and your attic with quality materials, you can keep the heat out without relying so heavily on your air conditioner. And because your air conditioner is not required to run constantly, you can extend the life of the unit while you keep your energy bills lower. (But if you’re a realist, installing upgraded insulation will save you on AC maintenance and AC replacement and utility bills, and the project will pay for itself in the long run.)
Adding Insulation to Your Home
By investing in the right insulation, you can improve comfort levels in your home and lower your energy bills. Trust a reliable and experienced Fort Worth air conditioner company to do all of the work for you. Give Brown Service Company a call at 817-284-9204, and schedule your insulation installation so that you can give your AC the break it needs this summer.