How Can I Keep My Home Cool in Summer?
Contrary to popular belief, insulation is something that holds benefits for both the winter and summer months. Traditionally, insulation has been pushed as a service to help you save money on your energy bills in the winter, and while this is definitely a benefit to having insulation, many are surprised to hear that it can also keep your home cooler in the summer too.
How Does Insulation Keep My Home Cool?
Home insulation works by slowing the movement of heat within a space. Essentially, this means that during the summer months, insulation can prevent your home from overheating by reducing the transfer of heat from the outside in. Heat will naturally flow from warmer areas in the home to colder areas, and during periods of hot weather, the outside of your home will tend to be warmer than the inside. Insulation, therefore, can help limit the heat flow by reducing the temperature differential between the exterior and interior surfaces of your home. If you’ve ever ventured into your loft in the summer months, you’ll know that they can be sweltering – by properly insulating your loft, you’re slowing the movement of heat into your living space and creating a nice cool home.
Over the past few years here in the UK, we’ve reached soaring temperatures of over 30 °c. While this can feel like a holiday at home, it can quickly become tiresome when you begin losing sleep despite your best efforts. Insulation is the surefire way to protect yourself and your home year-round.
Will Insulation Save Me Money in the Long Run?
Simply put, yes. Generally speaking, in the summer months, most homes will rely on electric fans, portable air conditioning units, or maybe fully integrated air conditioning systems to help keep the living space cool as temperatures continue to rise. By minimising the amount of heat entering your home, you can reduce the reliance on costly electric units to help maintain a consistent temperature throughout the day allowing you to only use air cooling technology when necessary.
Target Areas for Insulation
As part of our home insulation survey process, we will attend your property to analyse the areas of your home that are in need of the most assistance. Typically, uninsulated roofs or cavity walls are the biggest culprits for heat loss, but sometimes it could be that older insulation has simply become defective, and is no longer fit for purpose.
What Insulation is Best?
When it comes to insulating your home, you can rest assured that we will only be providing the best materials and the best possible service. In light of this, we use market-leading Knauf insulation for lofts and Climabead insulation for cavity walls. We understand that insulating your home isn’t necessarily a particularly exciting task (until you see the effects on your decreasing energy bill), but one that you will likely want to be completed efficiently. Our team will handle all the waste management and are able to insulate your home with minimal disruption so you can sit back and simply enjoy the benefits of your newly insulated home.
Let us Help
While it might seem counterintuitive to insulate your home in the summer months, it’s a smart investment that will reap benefits year-round. By reducing heat transfer, you can keep your home cool this summer, enhance your comfort, and be fully prepared for the winter months too. Book your insulation survey today to see how we can help keep your home cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter.