Keeping a home warm in the winter and cool in the summer is something we all want in order to stay comfortable. While you know that insulation is great for keeping your home warmer in those colder months, many people hesitate to insulate their home because they are concerned it might turn their home into an oven during the warmer months. At ARC Insulation, we would like to set this misconception to rest. The truth is that insulation keeps your home warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer. How can adding layers of insulation help make your home cooler? Let’s take a closer look.
Insulation is all about the process of heat transfer, both in the winter and the summer. While it’s true that warm air rises, what many people don’t realize is that warm air also can sink, move sideways, and flow up and around. Warm air moves towards areas where it is cool, no matter the direction. When you have a comfortably insulated home, you are able to keep the warm air that is outside from moving inwards. This is especially important in areas like the attic spaces, since that is where your roof absorbs and then transfers a lot of the heat and energy into the main living spaces. Think of insulation and heat transfer like picking up something hot. When you pick up something hot, like a cup of coffee, and hold it in your hands for a few moments, the heat transfers to your relatively cooler hands. Put a potholder around the mug, like insulation, and your hands will stay cooler.
For questions about insulation benefits during the summer months, contact us at ARC Insulation today!