Everyone who has spent time in the state of Texas understands that the heat here can be awful. An air conditioning system can be in tip-top shape, but if the insulation in a home is insufficient, it may still not be comfortable. At Morrow Mechanical, we take your comfort to the next level by making sure your attic is doing its best to keep your home cool. Whether you need new insulation installed or simply want to check the status of your home, our cooling experts are here to help.
Another way to improve airflow and cooling in your home is with proper ductwork. Be sure to ask about our ductwork repair and installation service today!
When To Look Into Attic Insulation
During the hottest times of the year, an attic can reach temperatures of 140 degrees Fahrenheit. This is why we specialize in attic insulation to keep the air conditioning that you have paid for in your home. There are several reasons that you may need to re-insulate an attic space. Here are the top problems to be aware of:
- Unbalanced Distribution of Insulation: If blown-in insulation gets moved around it can provide uneven protection for an attic area.
- Compacted insulation: Older insulation tends to compact and leave gaps in protection.
- Insufficient R-value: While going with a lower R-value number may seem to be a way to save money, scrimping on insulation can end up leading to higher energy bills.
- Pests: Mice, squirrels, and other such rodents can destroy insulation if they decide to take up residence.
Benefits of Attic Renovations
Insulation is not only about keeping the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. There are air quality benefits and financial benefits as well. When you renovate your attic, these will be the likely results:
- Lower energy bills
- Better indoor air quality
- Maintains temperature more easily
- Reduces noise
- Reduces moisture
Not sure if an air cleaner or purifier is the right option for your home? Call our indoor air quality specialists for honest recommendations and upfront pricing.
Insulation Removal Service
Morrow Mechanical not only puts in insulation, but we also fully clean the space prior to re-insulating by removing the old, dirty, and inefficient insulation that may be present. Not only is old insulation a breeding ground for pests like rodents and bugs, but it can also be contaminated with chemicals like pesticides and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
We know that keeping your home safe and your family healthy is your highest priority, so we make it ours as well. You will be protecting your home and family by having us go out with the old, nasty insulation and in with the new, clean insulation.
Sealing the Cracks
Though insulation is necessary, there may still be gaps that air can escape through, either to let heat into your home or to let the cold out. This is particularly a problem in an attic space. Gaps and cracks develop as a house settles and ages. Aging roofs and wooden beams warp and crack. This is where Morrow Mechanical comes in and saves the day (or the energy bill).
In the process of attic renovation, after the initial insulation removal, we seal up all the cracks in the attic space to create an airtight barrier between the attic space and the lived-in parts of your home. This helps maintain the comfortable temperatures in the house and combined with the new insulation will create a comfortable place for as many, many years.