Properly insulating your home helps to reduce the costs of your heating and cooling. Having a clear understanding of how heat flows throughout your home will help you to better understand the benefits of insulation. Kennon Heating & Air Conditioning offers insulation services throughout the Cumming, GA, and surrounding areas. Keep your home comfortable all year round with our professional insulation services.
3 Mechanisms Of Insulation
Conduction: Conduction is the way the heat moves through materials.
Convection: Convection is the reason why warmer air in your home rises while the cooler air sinks in your home.
Radiant: Travels in a straight line while heating and absorbing the energy from solid surfaces.
Although these three mechanisms are very different the heat will still flow from warm to cool until there's no longer a temperature difference. During the Winter the heat flows from heated areas to unheated areas like your garage, basements or even outside. In the Summer, heat flows from outside to inside your home. Having a properly insulated home helps to reduce the heat flow.
What Is R-Value?
Insulation is measured by it's thermal resistance or R-Value. The R-value is determined based on the thickness and density of the insulation. The R-value and heat resistance increases when you install more insulation in your home.
Another factor in the effectiveness of your insulation is where it's installed. The R-value of insulation that is installed in your ceiling compared to insulation installed in your walls will be different. This is because heat flows willingly through building materials.
The amount of insulation you'll need is based on your climate. To get a more accurate cost and type fit for your home, contact Kennon Heating & Air Conditioning.
Radiant barriers are usually installed in attics to reduce cooling costs and heat gain from the Summer temperatures. They're used to reflect heat instead of absorbing it. Radiant barriers work best in warmer climates especially when your homes ducts are located in the attic. A highly reflective material like aluminum foil is used. Radiant barriers can be combined with many different types of insulation.
Roll & Batt Insulation
Comes in rolls or batts and is the most common form of insulation. Roll & batt insulation consists of fiberglass. They're available with or without facing that act as a barrier. Some are made with flame resistant facing which are used for basement walls where it may be exposed.
Having your home insulated properly can reduce your cooling costs from 5-10%. Kennon Heating & Air Conditioning will give you an insulation estimate that will perfectly fit your Georgia home. We also offer financing through Greensky to give you the service you need at a price you can afford.
Keep your home at perfect temperatures through the Winter and Summer seasons. Call us today to get an insulation quote for your Georgia home.
Kennon Heating & Air Conditioning offers several finance options for our customers. These flexible plans help home and business owners in northern Georgia get the AC, furnace, and ventilation system maintenance they need at an affordable price. You'll gain a fully functioning system that keeps your household safe and comfortable year-round.
Besides paying with cash, check, or credit card, you can choose between several programs to finance your HVAC system installation or insulation project. We have two financing options that are subject to qualifying credit approval.
Kennon Heating & Air Conditioning is a family-owned heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) company with more than 25 years of industry experience. We specialize in maintenance, repair, and installation for furnaces, air conditioners, and water heaters. We are your trusted local source whenever you need HVAC service.
Kennon Heating & Air Conditioning strives to provide excellent HVAC services for home and businesses in Cumming, GA, and throughout Northern Georgia. We have consistently been one of the area's best-rated HVAC companies because of our dedication to our customers.