INSULATE AGAINST EXTREME SUMMER TEMPERATURES
We have had some bizarre weather patterns of late here in Chicagoland. Snow in May? According to Accuweather, we are also in for some extreme heat this summer. When summer temperatures are extreme, it can impact the comfort of your living spaces and put a serious pinch on your wallet.
ATTIC INSULATION IN SUMMER
Many people associate attic insulation with keeping homes warm in winter, but attic insulation is just as important in summer to keep your home cooler.
HEAT TRANSFER FROM THE ATTIC
During summer months, heat can build up in your attic. Without proper insulation, 25 percent more of that heat can transfer to the living spaces below. This causes you to run your air conditioner longer to achieve desired room temperatures.
WEAR AND TEAR ON YOUR AIR CONDITIONER
Running your air conditioner more often not only costs you more on monthly utility bills, added wear and tear will shorten the lifespan of your cooling system, leading to premature repairs and/or replacement.
WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING
Heat buildup in your attic can be intolerable if you don’t have air conditioning. While fans and open windows may help, during the hottest hours on long summer days, it can be miserable for occupants.
ATTIC INSULATION CAN HELP
Attic insulation is an affordable way to reduce heat transfer in summer, with added benefits of keeping your home more comfortable in winter too.
ATTIC VENTILATION IS ALSO IMPORTANT
Attic insulation can dramatically reduce heat transfer and help to cut cooling costs if you run an air conditioner. But insulation alone won’t prevent heat buildup in your attic. The right combination of attic ventilation and sufficient attic insulation is the key to a cool attic and a cooler home in summer.
QUIETCOOL WHOLE HOUSE FANS
You may also want to consider a QuietCool Whole House Fan. We carry QuiectCool Pro Series fans. These fans can exchange the air in your home 20 times an hour. By activating the fan you can exchange stagnant hot air for cool evening air to reduce the need for air conditioning overnight. Click here learn more about the benefits of QuietCool Whole House fans>
AFFORDABLE UPGRADES THAT PAY FOR THEMSELVES
Attic insulation and ventilation pay for themselves over time by reducing utility costs all year round by as much as 40%, extending the life of your air conditioners, and protecting your roof from damage from the heat in summer and moisture in winter.
We are Attic Air, serving Chicago and all Suburbs. Call us for a free attic assessment of your attic insulation and ventilation. You can reach us at 630.830.3870