During the summer, the number one goal of homeowners is to battle the Orlando heat. Typically, if all systems are going well, the AC provides an immense amount of relief, maintaining a cool and consistent temperature while keeping utility bills low.
Yet, lately, it feels like your air conditioner hasn’t been working to its potential despite you changing the air filter and cleaning the ducts and equipment. The problem may not be with the AC unit itself, but with the attic instead.
If you have ever entered your attic or crawlspace during the day in the dead of summer, you know how hot it can get in there. If your attic isn’t properly insulated, much of that hot, stagnant air transfers through the floor below and enters your living space. As a result, the air conditioning will have to work twice as hard to cool down the house, which puts wear and tear on the unit and increases monthly energy bills.
When the attic is well-insulated, it blocks the heat from moving beyond the confines of the attic Insulation that lines the ceiling and retards radiant heat from glaring through the roof. Insulation that lines the attic floor stops heat from passing through the ceiling to the living areas underneath. The biggest culprits of heat transference are areas of weather sealing and the attic hatch, so make doubly sure the seams are well-insulated.
An exhaust fan may also be installed to lower the temperature of the attic. The double-whammy of good insulation plus ventilation will be no match for the Orlando heat. You’ll begin to experience more comfortable indoor temperatures and lower utility bills once again.
The Orlando heat should not make your home unbearable during the summer. Del-Air can help cool down your attic — and the rest of your house — if you call 888-831-2665 for an estimate to add insulation today.
Beat the Orlando Heat by Insulating Your Home's Attic
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