When most people hear the word binsulation,b they tend to think of the cold and winter months, not the hot, humid summer months. This is usually because insulation is associated with retaining heat, but this is actually a misnomer. What insulation really does is slow the transfer of heat, which is why itbs so important for year-round comfort that you have good insulation from the top to the bottom of your home. Need a little more explanation? Letbs start with heat movement.

Heat Movement

Heat moves in three ways: convection, conduction and radiation. Insulation significantly slows the transfer of heat no matter how it moves. During the summer months, your home is bombarded with radiant heat from the sun, and convection and conduction heat from the thermal temperature outside. Without the right amount of insulation in your home, the heat will try to invade your home in all three ways. Why? Because one of the natural laws of thermodynamics is that heat will always seek out cooler air. How does this impact your AC? Here are some ways:

The insulation specialists at Comfort Central, Inc., can assess the current levels of your homebs insulation or help install insulation into a brand new home. Call us today and schedule an appointment for your property in Asheville, NC.