If you suspect that insulation is really only important during the coldest time of the year, when we use it to prevent heat generated by our heating systems from escaping the house, think again. Insulation serves to prevent the unwanted transfer of heat all year long, both into and out of our homes. This means that its successful performance is every bit as important during the hot summer season as it is during the cold winter nights. Your insulation will only perform admirably, though, if it is professionally installed in all of the right places in your home, and if it is of the appropriate R-value, which denotes the efficiency of any given insulation.

Are Temperatures Even Throughout Your Home?

A very common sign that a certain area of your home is not sufficiently insulated is the presence of hot or cold spots throughout your living space. When you run your air conditioner, it should cool your entire home evenly. If there is a room in your home that does not feel as comfortable as the others, then it is possible that insufficient insulation in that area is allowing excessive levels of heat to transfer into the house.

How Is Your Indoor Air Quality?

While it is obviously not the primary function of insulation, insulating materials can actually help to prevent pollutants from easily infiltrating your home through gaps in your thermal envelope. If you notice that there are high levels of airborne pollutants in your home, or in one specific area therein, it may be the result of insufficient or compromised insulation. Contact us if you have any such suspicions.

Are Your Cooling Costs too High?

You are obviously going to have to pay to cool your home. Electricity does not come for free, after all. However, if you notice that your cooling costs are higher than usual, or if you are sick of paying exorbitant bills when you cool your home, increasing the amount of insulation in your home may help to bring your costs into check.

Let Expert Air Cooling And Heating handle your insulation services in Houston, TX.

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Do you own and operate a forced air air conditioning system in your home? If so, you are putting a lot of faith in the ductwork that this system uses in order to distribute cooled air throughout your home. Are you 100% certain that this faith is well earned? If your air ducts are compromised in any way, you are going to encounter a number of different problems when attempting to cool your home this summer season. Contact a member of our staff today, and we’ll help to determine if you need professional duct repairs in Houston, TX. If so, you can count on us to get the job done right.

Hot Spots, Inefficiency, and Subpar Air Quality

These are three common warning signs to keep your eye out for. If you begin to notice that different areas of your home just are not as comfortable as others, it is very possible that you have damaged or leaking ductwork. When the air ducts distributing your cooled air throughout your house are compromised, there is no way in which you can hope for that air to be distributed evenly, which is why hot spots develop.

When they do, of course, inefficiency is soon to follow. Your air conditioner is going to register these hot spots, and it is going to continue in its quest to cool your entire house effectively. In doing so, it will run longer than it should and work harder than necessary. That will cause your system to burn through energy that it normally wouldn’t, leaving you to pay higher cooling bills even as your comfort suffers.

Of course, you should also keep in mind the fact that pollutants can enter your system through tears and holes in the ductwork. Once therein, your system itself may be responsible for distributing pollutants throughout your entire house. This in turn means that your air quality will likely plummet.

You can avoid or, at least, resolve these issues by scheduling duct repair services with the pros here at Expert Air Cooling And Heating.

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