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Insulation in Warm Climates…Isn’t that an Oxymoron?



When you think of a well-insulated home, you likely envision sitting by the fire in a warm and toasty house, which is buried underneath a mountain of snow. You probably don’t think of a home basking in the shade of a palm tree. In reality, having proper insulation in your home is crucial in warm environments and cold environments alike. Some important reasons to insulate your home in a warm climate include:

  • Increasing Energy Efficiency

Do you ever notice that even though your AC is on full blast, your home doesn’t seem to get any cooler? A lot of that cool air might be slipping through the gaps of your insulation. An improperly insulated home can have the same result as a refrigerator whose door has been left open all day. Homes insulated with fiberglass can often have insulation gaps the size of a basketball, which can leak enough air in 24 hours to fill 2 blimps!

  • Saving Money

Air ducts that leak only 20% of conditioned air can cause your system to work twice as hard as it needs to, leading to higher utility bills, an increase in repair costs, and potential mold problems. A properly insulated home traps in cool air, meaning that your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep the home comfortable.

A poorly insulated home can be a prime breeding ground for mold which can be hazardous to your family’s health. Mold spores thrive when they live in temperatures ranging from 47 to 120 degrees, have organic matter to consume, and where moisture is present. Insulating your home with spray foam creates a tight seal and reduces the flow of air and moisture.

We’re all about bringing the outdoors in, but pollutants, dust, and allergens should stay at the door. By reducing air leaks in your home, there is less infiltration of these contaminants meaning that your family can breathe easier all year long.

  • Noise Reduction

Although lowering your energy bills is one of the top reasons why people insulate their homes, people often install insulation for its soundproofing abilities. Open-cell spray foam is an excellent option for soundproofing.

Are you interested in lowering your home’s utility bills and increasing energy efficiency? Check out Wattson Home Solutions’ insulation options in Florida to learn more about how we can help you save money and energy.