It’s the perfect time of year to think about… house ventilation
Summer time and the living’s easy. It’s that time of year again, my friends. A Florida summer is the perfect time to hit the beach, take the kids to the water park and roast marshmallows over a crackling fire. But it’s not just the marshmallows roasting these days. It’s not uncommon for most Floridians to feel as though they are roasting in their own home. To help beat the heat, we’re here to tell you why house ventilation and spray foam insulation are a winning combination.
It’s getting hot in here.
Don’t touch that dial! Before you crank the AC, let’s pause and focus on why your house is so warm in the first place. Enter house ventilation 101. The sun beats down on your house, heat rises, and your attic slowly fills with all sorts of hot air. If your attic is not insulated, that hot air will force its way through even the slightest cracks and leak into your home.
Even if your AC is always on, it’s going to be extremely difficult to keep your house cool if hot air is traveling through your house ventilation. This inefficiency will inevitably force your AC to have to work overtime. And that’s not even the worst part. When your AC is working that hard, your energy bills will skyrocket, which means that you might have to pick up some overtime, too.
Save money with spray foam!
There is too much fun to be had during a Florida summer to get strapped for cash. Spray foam insulation is a triple threat here to save the day and your wallet! How, you ask?
Spray foam insulation:
- Creates an air tight seal, keeping your home cool in the hot weather and warm in the cooler weather.
- Improves your home’s air quality by reducing allergens and preventing mold.
- Reduces problems caused by water damage due to its waterproofing and soundproofing properties.
Spray foam insulation will not only decrease your utility bills, but also increase your home’s energy efficiency and property value. You might be wondering, “What does spray foam have to do with anything?” Let’s take a step back for a second. Remember that whole house ventilation thing? When it’s hot outside, your attic is the first place in your home that will absorb heat because it’s directly protected by your roof, which gets the brunt of sun exposure on a hot Florida day.
When this happens, your attic becomes hot and humid; when air becomes hot it expands and searches for the nearest possible exit. If there isn’t any ventilation to direct that hot air out of your attic, then it will gravitate towards the areas in your attic that aren’t fully sealed. Whether it’s walls, windows or doors, if these areas aren’t properly sealed then that hot air will find its way through any and every crevice in your home.
Upon installation, spray foam seals up even the tiniest cracks so that that hot– or cold– air can’t escape into other areas of your home. Credible installation professionals will also discuss home ventilation options so that you can ensure that that humid air doesn’t create any moisture or mildew build up in your attic. As an added bonus, because spray foam insulation is moisture resistant, you won’t have to worry about any problems with moisture and mildew even as the years go by.
Still not sold on spray foam?
If you’re not ready to commit to spray foam insulation, the best thing you can do is schedule a consultation. This could be the first step to keeping your family more comfortable all year round. Not to mention save some of your hard earned cash for a family vacation instead of feeding utilities. Disney World anyone? A spray foam consultation with Energy Monster is completely free with zero obligations! So don’t sweat it, schedule your free consultation with Energy Monster today.Return to Blog