For the best heating and cooling around the year, you need more than an effective HVAC system. You also need a home with the appropriate insulation in place to keep the warmth outside during the summer and trapped inside during the winter weather. The main tool to create a heat seal in your home is insulation.
Insulation forms a thermal barrier that stops the movement of heat. Most insulation prevents convection (movement through air) and conduction (movement through material), so the heat stays where you want it to stay. If you have insufficient insulation in your home, it will be a problem no matter the time of the year.
Contact Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating for installation of insulation and other indoor air quality service needs in New Braunfels, TX.
We have a number of different options for insulating your home:
Spray foam insulation
This is an alternative to the common fiberglass insulation. It is a mixture of isocyanate and polyol resin. A special gun sprays out the compound, which expands into a foam. The foam then hardens to create the thermal barrier. Spray foam is excellent for insulating areas with difficult to reach nooks and corners that other types of insulation do not fit. According to the US Department of Energy, spray foam insulates as much as 50% better than traditional fiberglass insulation.
Blown in insulation
This is a popular method for insulation because it uses recycled material and is therefore environmentally friendly. Hoses blow out the insulation over wall cavities, attics, and floors, and the material settles fast. Like spray foam, blown in insulation works well for unusually sized or tight spaces.
This insulation is specifically designed to keep out heat during sunny weather. They are made of highly reflective material that doesn’t absorb heat like other insulation, but instead redirects it. Radiant barriers fit into your roof to reflect back the heat of the sun to prevent it from entering your home. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates radiant barriers will reduce cooling costs by 5%-10% in warm, sunny climates—like Texas.
You need professionals to place insulation in your home. It’s not only an issue of the right type of insulation to install, but also the R-value of the insulation, i.e. its level of effectiveness. For your insulation in New Braunfels, TX, put your trust in the experience of the technicians at Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating. We will pick the insulation type that will give your home the best seal against heat.