Will attic insulation help me stay cool in the Oklahoma summer?
All right kids, class is in session. So, here's what we know about Oklahoma's summer...it's hot. So hot, in fact, that those of us that live here will often question why we have decided to stay here, especially when we live through a summer like the one in 2011. But, what can us Okies do? How can we reduce the heat in our homes when the temperature outside heats up?
In order to answer that question, we gotta talk a little science. Heat always moves from warmer to cooler. So, in the summer time, the outside heat is trying to get into the cooler insides of our homes. And, since there is really no such thing as cold, we have to do whatever we can to remove the heat from our homes to make us feel comfortable again.
That's where our air conditioners come in, that silent, often overlooked hero of our homes. The air conditioner's job is to remove the heat from our houses through the magic of the refrigeration process. It's complicated. But, it works and keeps us cool in the Oklahoma summer.
One big way to help our air conditioners with their extremely important job of removing heat from our Oklahoma homes is to reduce the amount of heat that we let indoors. And, one of the best ways to do that is...you guessed it, insulation. Don't believe us? Just ask the DOE, or NREL, or OKC's own Sweet Brown, but, and she'll tell you, ain't nobody got time for that!
In review of what we've learned today, the moral of the story is, more insulation, less heat coming into our homes. And the goal in the heat of the Oklahoma summer is to lessen the heat load for our air conditioners. And, lucky for you, Executive Heating & Air provides insulation upgrades all the way up to 14 inches deep in the attic at HOT prices (see what I did there?) for citizens of the Oklahoma City metro. To find out more, give us a call at 405-253-2029 and let us provide you with an Executive level of insulation upgrades & air conditioning services!