South Carolina’s mild weather can mislead you into thinking there’s little benefit in improving your home insulation. In truth, though, better insulation can keep you more comfortable and reduce your energy bills in both winter and summer.
Most homes are built with only enough insulation to meet local building codes. This amount is rarely optimal, so adding more brings a number of improvements.
Because the attic has so much influence on your home’s temperatures, it’s one of the first places to consider adding insulation. In South Carolina, you’ll see benefits by increasing your attic insulation up to R-60, around 16 inches of fiberglass batts.
Assessing insulation in the walls and floors is trickier, but an air conditioning technician can do this as part of an energy evaluation. The technician will take infrared images of your home that show areas of excess heat loss or gain that can be improved with more insulation.
Learn more about assessing or improving your home insulation, as well as Cool Care Heating & Air’s air conditioning solutions, or contact us at (803) 772-7715.
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