Insulation takes the stress off your air conditioning unit
(NC)—Walking into a cool house on a hot day is a refreshing treat. Many of us have our AC pumping hard for the duration of summer and into early fall, so it is important to ensure optimal performance and efficiency with regular maintenance.
To reduce the energy used by air conditioning systems, you should consider upgrading your attic insulation, which keeps your home warm in winter, and cool in the summer. An improperly insulated attic is a primary source of energy loss and will result in your AC unit working harder than necessary.
A simple way to reduce household energy consumption is to top-up your existing insulation – and some products make it an easy DIY project. Roxul RockFill, for example, is loose mineral wool insulation that can be spread by hand anywhere in the attic. It's designed to remain stable and not drift, ensuring upgraded thermal protection.
To apply RockFill, simply open the bag, aerate the insulation with your hands (loosen it up) and spread it over the existing insulation. Make sure you fill in spaces around ducts, wiring and piping converting these awkward spaces into energy saving areas.
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