Keeping Your Cool

Attic Insulation. Photo courtesy of Greg Rosenke on Unsplash.

By Sorista Vaught

This summer is especially hot in Tennessee. I’ve been watching the central heat and air temperature panel at my home and have noticed the actual temperature has been exceeding the set temperature by several degrees. One of my coworkers at FECS told me that when it is too hot, it is just too hard for the AC unit to keep it cool enough. So lately my thoughts have meandered to finding solutions to the summer heat. As a civil engineering firm, FECS is always ready with solutions to help clients with energy saving techniques. I found the following article out of California, where it is hotter than Tennessee this time of year, and thought it may help some of you out there who are looking to cool down and be energy savvy as well.

Here is the link for an article which thoroughly outlines ways insulation can really assist in dealing with the summer heat and winter cold:

To close, as I peruse various subjects of interest, I picked up this little gem: Should you be involved with remodeling projects that will increase the value of your home, installing attic insulation is #1 on the list because not only does it start paying for itself in decreasing your electric bills, it also can net you as much as 116.9% return on your investment when selling your home. Do check out the link below to find out more!

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