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How Insulation Keeps Your Home Cool

by | Jul 31, 2017

Most people think about insulating their home when the weather gets cold and icy—not in the middle of a humid West Michigan summer! In everyday language, “insulating” usually implies something that keeps thinks warm, like a heavy blanked or jacket. But the truth is, your home insulation is just as important at the height of summer as it is in the dead of winter.

If you come home every day to a blazing inferno—or you’re spending a fortunate keeping the AC running constantly—good insulation is probably what you need.

What you have to understand is that insulation isn’t a “blanket” that makes homes warmer. Instead, insulation is all about preventing the transfer of heat from a warmer location to a cooler location. During the winter, it prevents heat from escaping the house. During the summer, it keeps the hot air from getting in.

If you cool the home by leaving the windows open at night or running the AC for a little while, then close everything up again, the cold temperatures will stick around longer if you have better insulation. Like we said, that helps you stay comfortable and save money.

So the next time you wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat, instead of buying another fan or consider running the AC all night, you might instead think about upgrading your insulation. Fortunately, we can help with that.

At RetroFoam of Southwest Michigan, we carry 6 different types of foam insulation that each have their strengths and weaknesses, but are all vastly superior to cheap fiberglass batting. This includes our namesake product, RetroFoam, which can be injected directly into wall cavities without tearing out any walls or requiring a costly or time-consuming remodeling. We can come out, give you your FREE estimate, and when you’re ready to install, complete the entire project fast—usually within a day. To get started with your consultation, call (269) 751-2000.