How Attic Insulation Can Extend the Life of Your HVAC SystemFeb 02, 2021
In order to keep home energy usage under control, your HVAC system needs support from attic insulation. Otherwise, all the cool air that it generates to make your home comfortable can be lost by hot air creeping in. And while traditional fiberglass insulation is effective at keeping heat out of your home, it doesn’t affect the temperatures inside the attic, where your HVAC is likely located. Reflective insulation, called radiant barrier, can remedy a hot attic and thereby help your HVAC run more efficiently and extend its lifespan.
Effects of a Hot Attic on an HVAC System
During the warm summer season, temperatures in the attic can soar upwards of 140 degrees. Your HVAC, therefore, may as well be inside a hot oven. And when you consider the primary task of the HVAC is to generate cool air, it’s easy to see how a hot attic can affect its performance. In fact, an overheated HVAC will run more than necessary, driving up energy costs, and can even break down more quickly.
Ways to Keep Your Attic Cool
The best insulation for your attic is radiant barrier. Unlike the conductive insulating properties of blown-in insulation, radiant barrier reflects heat and can help reduce the temperature inside the attic by as much as 50 degrees. Within a cooler environment, your HVAC won’t have to work as hard to generate a comfortable climate for the interior for your home. The result can be a significant decrease in monthly energy bills and a longer lifespan for the HVAC.
Your Home Energy Efficiency Specialists
Based in San Antonio, Texas Pro Insulators is one of the most experienced attic insulation companies serving South Central Texas. We’re proud to install radiant barrier for our customers because we believe it to be the best solution for reducing attic temperatures and improving energy efficiency. And you’ll be pleased to know that our radiant barrier features BOTH 97% reflective radiant blockage and a conductive rating of R-13 in one phenomenal product, delivering potential energy savings of up to 35%.
For more information about how we can improve your home’s thermal performance with radiant barrier and other proven-effective products, contact Texas Pro Insulators today.