The sun shining bright at the beaches can be enjoyed having a glass of lemonade, relaxing ourselves in the sun tanning our skin. The same relentless heat cannot be enjoyed when you are at home as it’s going to cause you a lot of frustration as you just feel so tiring and the heat only adds to your frustration. You will prefer to set the air conditioner to the lowest temperature possible in order to escape the heat, but once you step out of the room you feel your home is like a furnace.
One useful solution i.e. possible is to plant a lot of trees, but that’s not going to happen as whether we plant trees or not, we are cutting them to build our homes. So instead of thinking in the way of nature we have to think in the way of manmade technology. The technical solution to protect our homes from heat can be insulation.
Houston is one of the cities in the United States where one must brave the heat during summers; it can get as hot as 84.5 °F. So in order to make one’s home cozy one needs to consider insulation as an option and at a place like Houston it’s absolutely necessary.
If you are living at Houston and would like to do home insulation, you must consider the options of home insulation available. Attic insulation is considered a basic and effective type of insulation which can make your home feel comfortable and also save energy. Radiant barrier foil can be considered as an option too as it effectively blocks the sunlight away from the attic and an effective way of reducing the energy bills. Spray foam insulation is one method that is been getting popular in recent times.
Based on the design and construction of your home, you need to decide upon an insulation method. Before that you need to follow some basic guidelines like using a thermal detector to find the leaky spots. You might think that having a lot of leaky spots will be of help as a lot of air escapes and you can feel cool but the fact is if you are using your air conditioner to beat the Houston heat, you will never get your home cooled with so many leaky spots. In addition to this, you will find that your energy bill too increases.
Also there are other little details like checking the spots where your piping line enters, internet cable, other connections and also the switch boards. These places would constitute a considerable number of heat losses and having foam insulation done on these places will be a good option. Think about having window curtains which you just close at night to stop the cold air and open in the morning to get the warm breeze.
Insulation is only a part of making the home a cozy place, it is an effective way to beat the heat, but after insulation think of changing the setup of your house to make it feel more cool and comfortable.