It's an age-old question that's largely been hidden from homeowners
living in warmer climates: Is it better to upgrade A/C or home insulation?
Air conditioning is such a given, that it's easy to see its value.
Insulation's contribution is not as apparent, however. Hidden behind
walls and ceilings, inefficient insulation could be the cause of your
high energy bills and discomfort.
Even with a high-efficiency air conditioner at work in your home, you
could still suffer from stuffy conditions, warm rooms and high utility
bills. You see, even with the best-performing A/C in your home, you can't
overcome poor insulation conditions. If the home isn't protected by
an efficient barrier that stops outside heat from entering your home,
the cool air your system generates isn't given a fighting chance to
overcome the heat energy.
Take a look at how the well-insulated home differs with a quality air
conditioner running inside of it. With a tightly sealed and insulated
exterior, the air conditioner can live up to expectations, generating
cooled air and dehumidifying the space, without having to overcome heat
and humidity infiltration.
The answer is...
If you're tired of dealing with hot, sticky, humid summers, don't
assume the answer to the age-old question of how to improve comfort lies
with the air conditioner. It's not always best to upgrade the A/C.
In fact, if you give tired, worn insulation the boot and install up-to-code,
efficient foam insulation in your walls, you might be able to keep the
existing A/C and it could perform beyond your wildest dreams.There's
no need to work through the question of whether to upgrade your A/C or
boost insulation alone. Contact the professionals at USA Insulation today
for a free consultation. We're happy to help evaluate your home as
a system and talk to you about the best options for improving comfort
and utility bills.