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Keeping Your Home Cool With Insulation

Posted June 16, 2015
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A powerful air conditioner and a shaded residence can both be great when it comes to keeping cool throughout the summer months, but insulation in the greater Seattle area can make a significant difference. Insulation companies can help you enjoy a more comfortable home at a lower cost by separating your indoor and outdoor air. Here is a brief overview of how you can keep your home cool with insulation.

Most homeowners are aware that keeping windows and doors open while using the air conditioner is a waste of energy. Some do not realize, however, that a similar effect may occur if your home is not properly insulated. The purpose of keeping your windows and doors closed is to retain the cool air that your air conditioner creates. When you insulate your home, you are less susceptible to accidental heat transfer; this means that the harsh heat of the outdoors will not infiltrate your home, and the cool air in your home will stay inside. This can reduce the need for larger or more powerful air conditioning units, and it can enhance the efficiency of the unit you already own. In some cases, it may eliminate the need for an air conditioner altogether.