What season comes to your mind after mentioning home insulation? We’re no masters at reading minds, but it’s safe to say you most probably thought of winter. It’s a no-brainer. But, what if the truth’s a bit more different? What if we told you there are plenty of good reasons to add home insulation during the summer season? Would you believe us? Read the article below to see why adding home insulation during summer is a great idea.
How do I know if I have insulation issues at all?
There are many ways you can notice this. Here are a few telltale signs:
- Your home’s too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter.
- You receive high heating/cooling bills.
- The walls and floors of your home are cool (and not in a good way) during the winter.
- The furnace in your home is on all the time during the winter.
If these sound too familiar, it might be time to install new insulation.
Insulation and summer? Wouldn’t that make our homes unbearable to stay in?
Contrary to popular opinion, it wouldn’t. Better home insulation means you’ll have a cooler home (in every sense of the word). It will make your indoor experience more pleasant during extreme weather conditions we’re used to seeing every year during the hottest months. Not to mention the lower energy bills.
The temperature inside your home needs to be consistent during the whole year, and summer’s undoubtedly not to be messed around with. As if someone needs to tell you how hot it can get. Anyway, it’s not hard to see why many folks choose to add home insulation during the summer season.
Your cooling system might be at risk
Well, it might be. If you’re used to running it 24/7, as we mentioned, don’t expect your devices to have a long lifespan. Overworking won’t do any good to them. You’ll probably need to repair them regularly. That, of course, doesn’t pay off. It’s better you spend some funds adding proper insulation to your home instead of constantly drying out your household repairs budget. If you’re investing in a new cooling system, having an insulated home will secure the whole thing stays an investment and not just another money-drainer.
Worried it may do some damage to your belongings?
By doing any repairs around the household, you’re putting your whole home inventory at risk of being damaged. That might sound a bit too paranoid, but it happens so often that it’s better to put your stuff somewhere else while you work around the house. In other words: you might need more room in your storage room. If you don’t own storage space, you can easily rent it for a price that will guarantee your items stay safe while you do the work. And if you do, make sure to free up some storage space for the things you want to protect.
By adding insulation, you’ll be ready for the winter months in advance
With winter just around the corner, many folks are probably adding some last-minute insulation. You want to avoid that kind of scenario by doing the work during the summer. If you have the luxury to do it. In other words: if your home can survive this winter without much hassle. It might even be better to start the work as soon as spring ends. That way, you’ll avoid working during the hottest period of the year. Spring temperatures are just right for any type of housework. Still, it’s better to start as soon as you notice something’s wrong with your home’s insulation.
Check your insulation regularly
How to check if your home needs better insulation? We talked about this a bit in the beginning, but let’s expand. During the summer, the timing’s just right to conduct an inspection. It’s better to check your installation during summer because you’ll know if something needs to be done before winter. If you want to see if your insulation is working alright during the summer, go to your loft or attic. If everything’s alright, you’ll notice it’s pretty hot up there. Proper insulation prevents the heat from going downstairs.
Don’t have much time to go DIY?
If you can’t find the time to do this job yourself, it might be best to contact professionals. As we all know, or can assume, properly adding insulation to your home is not what you’d consider easy work. That being said, it might be best to leave it out to pros to handle the task. It’s crucial you have this ready for the upcoming winter, and there’s not much time left. So, don’t hesitate to spend funds on this type of repair since the money you’ve invested will come back through lower energy bills.
And that’s about it, folks. We’ve listed some reasons to add home insulation during the summer season. Hopefully, you’ve found this topic interesting and helpful. We’ve also added a few tips here and there that will help you during the process. Some research results suggest you can save up to 20% on your energy bills (there are some that mention even higher numbers). So, yeah, you know what’s there to be done.