Home Insulation Fort Lauderdale for All Seasons Fort--South Florida Service Area
At Air Conditioning Excellence, Inc., we know how important it is to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. One of the major contributors to this is the insulation in your home or business. For residents of South Florida, Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines, Air Condition Excellence Inc is here to help with all your insulation concerns.
Insulation improves the energy efficiency of a home by reducing the rate of heat entering the home during summer and retaining indoor warmth during winter. Installation of suitably tested and rated insulation in ceilings and walls can assist in providing comfortable living temperatures.
The insulation in your home or place of business may not serve your energy needs for several reasons.
One common issue that comes up with regards to insulation is voids. Voids are areas where there is no insulation at all. This can result in around a 50 percent reduction in the effectiveness of the insulation. Sometimes these voids are necessary because of a building’s design while in other cases, a void is avoidable.
Another common problem is when insulation is compressed through the years, compromising the effectiveness of it by reducing the coverage. The tiny air pockets that serve as a barrier to the heat and cold are eliminated from the insulation when insulation becomes compressed.
Where air conditioning is installed, insulation can provide the following benefits:
up to 20–30 per cent lower capacity of the system is required
up to 30–40 per cent less energy consumption per annum
more stable temperature control and less wear-and-tear on the air conditioning unit.
Insulation may be grouped into three broad categories:
Bulk—contains fibres which trap pockets of air and resist heat flow e.g. batts or loose fill made of natural wool, recycled newspaper, glass wool, or polyester.
Reflective—reduces infrared radiant heat transfer between hotter and cooler surfaces e.g. foil sheets or sarking.
Composite—those types with the above two varieties combined e.g. batts with foil backing.
Artificial cooling of buildings in some climates can cause condensation to form inside the layers of the building shell. Such condensation can cause significant structural or cosmetic damage to the shell before it is
detected. Associated mold growth may also create health risks to the occupants. Effective control of condensation is a complex issue. In some locations a fully sealed vapor barrier may need to be installed on the more humid, or generally warmer, side of the insulation. Placing some of the required insulation at the roof level may result in a more practical outcome. Insulation at the roof level is effective in warm climates and significantly moderates the roof space extremes and condensation risk in cold climates.
Let Air Conditioning Excellence Inc come take a look at your home or place of business. Our technicians are happy to assess the insulation situation on your property and make recommendations for areas of improvement. Our technicians have the background on how to identify problems and treat them—improving your home or business’ energy efficiency.