Have you always thought of home insulation as a winter only thing? You have been wrong. Did you know that home insulation benefits as equally in summers as it does in winters? In winters, it keeps the heat inside and the heat loss is reduced. In summers, the insulation keeps the outside heat from entering the home keeping the indoor cool. The general benefits of home insulation are;

Benefits of home insulation in summers

- Since the home remains cooler than usual, the HVAC appliances don't have to work hard
- Home Insulation is a one-time investment for several years that help reduce energy bills as the heating/cooling appliances don't run constantly
- Insulation works as a noise proof solution
- In addition to all that, home insulation keeps the IAQ level healthy by not allowing outer pollutants in and also not circulating the air constantly in the indoors. The air, therefore, remains relatively fresh and healthy.

Above were the general benefits of home insulation. We also need to learn how exactly home insulation helps keep the indoor cool in summers and what are the major heat causing areas of the home. Read on:

In summers, the roof is the major place from where the heat of the sun gets absorbed. This heat makes the indoor warm as a result of conduction. The second major place is the walls. As the attic is insulated, the heat that enters the home from the roof can be barred entrance. Similarly, insulation of walls can stop the heat to enter the home from sides of the home. Usually, attic and walls are insulated but there are some people that prefer floor, duct or ceiling insulation depending on the peculiar needs. This way the home's indoor cooling doesn't get lost easily and the outdoor heat doesn't get a chance to peak in the home as easily as it usually does.

Make the most of home insulation 

Insulation is beneficial but so is ventilation. Air circulation is important else the indoor air will turn dry, stale and unhealthy. Therefore, open doors and windows in the early morning or at night to let fresh and cool air inside.
Also, placing a water reservoir under the fan with help circulate air while also cool the indoor. 

Does my home need Insulation? 

There are many Canadian homes that are not insulated at all and many others that are not insulated properly. A failing/old insulation results in;
- High energy bills
- Discomforted home
- Quick cooling/heating loss
If your home shows any of these signs, check when did you have your home insulated. Analyze if the insulation is old enough to have a refill or call a professional to get some insight regarding this.

What insulation type will best suit my home? 

There are different types of home insulation and different materials are used. Every home has different needs. Only an attic insulation can suffice for your home or you may need to insulate your walls and floor as well. Similarly, when it comes to the material of insulation, no random choices should be made. Different materials have different insulation capacity, they differ in cost plus, there are certain materials that some people are allergic to. Therefore, it is wise to contact an HVAC professional when planning home insulation to make the right type and material choices.

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