Keeping Cool in The Summer Months

There’s magic in your home’s insulation: the self-same insulation in your attic and walls that keeps you warmer in the winter also keeps you cooler in the summer as well.

Sound like an impossibility? Not so – the insulation is creating a blanket that maintains the inside environment without the contamination of what’s going on outside. With a good layer of insulation and a properly working furnace or air conditioner, you can stay comfortable all year round.

All too often insulation is seen only as a substance that helps conserve heat in the home. It doesn’t matter if you have fiberglass, blown-in cellulose, sprayed-in foam, or any other kind of insulation. When it is properly installed with an adequate R-value recommended for your area, it keeps the heat in for part of the year and keeps the heat out for the rest.

That’s because the insulation itself has no heating properties of its own. What it does is help maintain the temperature inside your home, as you have it set on the thermostat controlling your furnace in the winter and the air conditioning in the summer. In the winter it keeps the heat generated by the furnace inside and the cold of nature outside. On the other hand, in the summer it keeps the cool air from the air conditioner inside and the heat of the season outside.

And if that’s not magic enough, watch what happens when you have your friendly Standard professional update your current insulation. Your home will feel cooler on the dog days of the summer thanks to the added barrier between yourself and the heat of the outdoors. At the same time, you’ll likely start to see a reduction in your utility bill right away thanks to the helpful hand it gives your heating and cooling system to run at its maximum efficiency.

To learn all about how insulation can keep you cool in the summer, call Standard today at 738-1424 or log on to

About Standard

Standard was founded in 1928 and is now the oldest and largest insulation company in the Mohawk Valley. Using state-of-the-art technology and the Energy Smart incentive programs from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Standard can determine the causes of energy loss in your home and provide the solutions. They will also determine if a family or individual qualifies for incentives up to 50% (max. $5000) and low interest loans.

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