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14 May 2018

New Air Conditioning System so What’s Next?

Congratulations you have finally replaced that old, broken down air conditioning system for a new more efficient one. No more costly repairs and you’re A/C is now working for you rather than the utility company.  Psst, want to save more, think insulation.

Insulating your home not will not only reduce your heating and cooling costs, but it will keep your family more comfortable. Now I know many of you are saying that you already have insulation. Well unless your home was expressly built for energy efficiency, you can further reduce your energy bills by adding more insulation. Many older homes have less insulation than homes built today, so adding insulation to your home can pay for itself within a few years.

To decide whether you should add insulation, you first need to find out how much insulation you already have. To do this,

  1. Remove an electrical outlet cover and shine a flashlight into the outlet box. You should be able to see if there is insulation in the wall and possibly how thick it is.
  2. Check all your outlets. Just because you find insulation in one wall doesn’t mean that it’s everywhere.
  3. Inspect and measure the thickness (inches) of any insulation in the ceilings or above crawlspaces. If the crawlspace isn’t ventilated, it may have insulation in the perimeter wall.

Now once you have determined what kind of insulation you have and its’ thickness you can bring it up to the recommended R- Value for Tampa Bay (R-30 to R-60).

To learn more or for any heating and cooling questions call our main number, 813-854-3449 or email us at info@superiorheatingandcooling.com