Insulation Service in Yucaipa, Redlands, Palm Desert, CA, and the Surrounding Areas
Insulation Service in Yucaipa, Redlands, Palm Desert, Highland, San Bernardino, Loma Linda, Banning, Beaumont, Palm Spring, Thousand Palms, Indio, Colton, Rialto, Cabazon, California, and the Surrounding Areas
When people think of insulation, they usually connect it with the idea of keeping warm. For example, when you go outside in cold weather, you want a coat around you that has enough insulation to keep out the chill—or, technically, keep the heat from leaving your body. However, insulation isn’t only about trapping heat. It’s also about keeping heat out. This makes the insulation in a home important throughout the year, working during both the hottest summers (something we know a lot about in Southern California) and the coolest winters (not as common here, but they can happen).
If you are looking for insulation service in Yucaipa, CA for your home, call on the professionals at Russell’s Heating & Air Conditioning. We provide insulation that will help your home remain energy efficient, especially during the intense summer. You’ll receive better comfort and lower energy bills.
How Insulation Works in the Heat and the Cold
Insulation is a thermal barrier. What it does is slow down the movement of heat from one place to another. Heat moves in three ways: convection, conduction, and radiation. Insulation slows down both convection (movement of heat through the air) and conduction (movement of heat through contact). The insulation’s R-value determines how effective it is at slowing down the movement of heat.
During a hot summer day, insulation in a home will prevent extra heat from moving into a house through the walls and floors. In the winter, the reverse happens: the insulation traps heat inside the house, preventing drafts from places where heat can easily escape.
The Importance of Proper Duct Insulation
One of the key places in a home for insulation is one that people often don’t think of: around the ductwork. To understand why proper insulation around ducts is important, imagine a hot day when heat is gathering in the attic of a home. Attics are areas where there’s sufficient space for ducts to be routed, but exposing them to extreme heat allows thermal energy to enter through the duct walls. This raises the temperature of the cooled air moving through them. This affects both comfort and the energy efficiency of the air conditioning system. In cooler conditions, heat will escape from the ducts, creating a similar comfort and efficiency problems for the heating system.
Your ducts may have insufficient insulation, and if this is the case, give our team a call. We work with duct insulation to help ensure that a home’s ventilation system works at its best.
Contact Us for Insulation Services
Older homes are more likely to suffer from inferior insulation, although new homes can experience deteriorating insulation due to water and vermin. When you start to suspect that your house is becoming hotter in the summer than it should and the air conditioner strains to correct the trouble, you may need to have insulation services. All you need to do is call on Russell’s Heating & Air Conditioning, and we’ll help you receive the right level of insulation necessary to solve your comfort and efficiency troubles. We have over 35 years of history helping homeowners.