Insulate Your Home Against Hot Pittsburgh Summers!

Another Hot and Humid Pittsburgh Summer is Right Around the Corner!

Summer is coming, and soon the hot, humid days of our Pittsburgh summers will be here.  Are you and your home ready?  Nearly all homes in Pittsburgh built before 2000 were built with far too little attic insulation.  The tell tale sign on warm days is a second or third floor that begins heating up just after noon.  On truly hot days your air conditioner may even run constantly and often into the night to beat back the heat radiating down from your attic.

The sun first heats the roof, the roof then heats the attic, the attic then radiates the heat into living space below.

 

Many Rooms Beneath Attics Get Hot on Summer Days, Do Yours?

Why do the rooms beneath attics get so hot on warm summer days?  These rooms heat up because as the sun heats the roof to temperatures of 150 degrees and above, the heat then gets transferred to the attic below it, often heating it to over 125 degrees!  As the roof assembly of your home (shingles, wooden roof framing, etc) becomes super heated, this heat is then radiated down through your poorly sealed and insulated attic down into the floor below.  The result is stuffy, uncomfortable rooms, sky-high air conditioning bills, and more frequent calls to the repairman to fix over-stressed HVAC systems.

 

 

Insulating an attic in Pittsburgh to an R-49 level with blown in cellulose insulation

Sealing air leaks in an attic with foam sealant.

Insulwise’s Unique, Two-Part Solution

The solution?  Insulwise Energy & Comfort Solutions offers a unique two-part solution to this problem.  The first part is air sealing and then insulating your attic floor to an R-49 insulation value, the second part is then sealing your duct system with AeroSeal to dramatically increase the amount of conditioned air getting to the rooms in your home.  Why seal your duct system?  Because the average home loses 20-30% of it’s conditioned air through leaks in its duct system according to the Department of Energy!

Increasing conditioned air flow by sealing the duct system with AeroSeal.

 

The Results You Can Expect?

The power in this solution is that we first greatly reduce the amount of heat transferring from your attic to the rooms below with air sealing and insulation measures.   But the second thing we do is then dramatically increase the amount of air conditioning reaching all the rooms in your home by sealing the leaks in your duct system with our AeroSeal process.  The result is a home that is instantly more comfortable and significantly more energy efficient!

In conclusion, our two part process will not only make your home seasonally far more comfortable year round, but also lower your energy bills in the process.

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