Posts Tagged ‘Insulation’

Now Is the Time to Add Insulation

Monday, October 31st, 2016

*Astro Air Inc. no longer offers Attic Insulation services. Please visit our Indoor Air Quality service page to learn more about our services.

Fall makes a great time to make improvements on your home, which can include anything from a fresh coat of paint to serious upgrades to your heating and air conditioning system. Among the options you should consider is the addition of insulation to your home. Ft. Lauderdale has long, hot summers and very short winters, which means that few homes concerns themselves much with insulation. That can be a big mistake. Not only will insulation help cut down on your heating bills in the winter, but they can be a huge boon for you in the summer. Here’s how. (more…)

Insulation Helps Your House in Summer and Winter Alike

Monday, August 8th, 2016

*Astro Air Inc. no longer offers Attic Insulation services. Please visit our Indoor Air Quality service page to learn more about our services.

A lot of homes in the Ft. Lauderdale, FL area have very little insulation. Insulation is supposed to keep homes warm in the winter, and with winters here as mild as they come most people don’t see a need for extra insulation in their home. In point of fact, however, insulation can help lower your heating costs even in places with warm winters like our. More importantly, it can help you save money in the summer as well, and now makes an excellent time to add more attic insulation to help improve your home’s energy efficiency. Here’s a quick breakdown of how insulation helps your house in the summer and winter alike. (more…)

3 Types of Duct Work that Can Improve Your HVAC System

Monday, May 4th, 2015

We take our summers seriously in Boynton Beach, FL, and even the late spring can deliver high temperatures and smothering humidity on a moment’s notice. Your air conditioning system forms the first line of defense against our Florida heat, and that includes components beyond the air conditioner itself. Consider your ducts for a moment: the tubing that carries cool air from the conditioner itself to the various rooms in your home. Addressing issues with your ducts can lower stress on your system – lowering your monthly bills in the process and helping you enjoy that cool air much more readily. Here are 3 types of duct work that can improve your HVAC system. (more…)

3 Ways to Improve the Performance of Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, April 6th, 2015

An air conditioning system is only as good as its parts, so it’s important to keep the parts in top condition if you want your unit to last for years to come. Follow the three tips in today’s guide if you want your air conditioner to run efficiently, perform better, and potentially live a little bit longer than the average unit.

Change the Air Filter Regularly

Many people associate the air filter primarily with indoor air quality control. While an air filter does help to eliminate pollutants from the air, it also filters out contaminants that could otherwise damage your air handler. And if you let the air filter become too clogged with dirt and debris, it can do more harm than good. A clogged filter blocks airflow to the air handler, which is designed to take in a certain amount of air. With an airflow shortage, the inside coil may freeze, so be sure to change this approximately every 2 months.

Add In Insulation

A common misconception about insulation is that it is most effective in cooler climates. Insulating materials slow the transfer of heat, so that heat cannot escape from the home easily in the wintertime. But here in Florida, we’re more concerned with how insulating materials help to keep heat out of the home. Adding insulation to your attic, in particular, can prevent unwanted attic heat from penetrating your living space, which means you can save money by running your air conditioner for shorter amounts of time.

Schedule Professional Maintenance

Professional maintenance includes a complete tune up of your system that can improve the quality of your air conditioning system. Adjusting and cleaning some of the most vital components improves your unit’s ability to transfer heat. This means it runs more efficiently, cooling your home faster and running into fewer problems over time. Most professionals recommend AC maintenance once every year.

Contact the friendly air conditioning technicians at Astro Air Inc. for air conditioning services in Boynton Beach, FL, including insulation, maintenance, and repairs.

How Insulation Affects Air Conditioning Performance

Monday, March 18th, 2013

*Astro Air Inc. no longer offers Attic Insulation services. Please visit our Indoor Air Quality service page to learn more about our services.

When you think of keeping your home cool during the hottest days of the summer, you don’t often think of insulation. After all, isn’t insulation supposed to keep hot air in? And don’t we want to keep the hot air outside? But knowing more about how insulation affects air conditioning performance in your Palm Beach area home, can help improve your energy-efficiency and reduce your utility costs. While it may seem counter-intuitive, installing new insulation in certain parts of your home can actually keep your home that much more cool. For more information about air conditioning performance, call the experts at Astro Air today!

While many homeowners know that insulation helps to keep their hot air indoors on cold winter nights, insulation also prevents hot air from entering your home. When professionally installed, insulation acts as a thermal barrier, controlling the flow both ways. Let’s take a look at some of the ways insulation affects performance:

  • Hot attic. If you’ve ever had to fetch a box from the attic during August, you probably know how unpleasant it can. While attics serve a function, if they are not properly insulated, they can cause your cooling system to work harder in trying to cool spaces that are not meant to be cooled, and they can also let that precious cool air escape through your roof.
  • R-Value. If you’re in the market for insulation, whether for your attic, or anywhere else that may keep that cool air on the inside, you’ll probably across the term, R-Value. It measures the thermal resistance of the insulation material. When deciding on what type of insulation for your attic, consult an expert.
  • Replacement. If you already have some or full attic insulation, you may also want to consider replacing it with material of a higher R-Value. Doing so can help to improve the energy efficiency of your home not just for the cooling season, but also year round.

Insulation can have a great impact upon air conditioning performance. If your home is not properly insulated, your air conditioner is probably not cooling as effectively and efficiently as it could be. For insulation installation in Palm Beach, call Astro Air today!

Benefits of Insulation

Monday, January 21st, 2013

*Astro Air Inc. no longer offers Attic Insulation services. Please visit our Indoor Air Quality service page to learn more about our services.

As you sit in your Boynton Beach home enjoying the comfort of your AC system, you’re probably not thinking about why your home stays so comfortable. One of the main reasons that your home is able to hold the cold that your air conditioning system produces is because of the insulation in your walls, floors and especially in your ceiling. At Astro Air Inc., we’ve been providing top quality attic insulation services throughout the Boynton Beach area. If you’ve never had attic insulation inspection, it might be a smart idea to call the experts at Astro Air Inc. today.

Why Attic Insulation Is So Important in Boynton Beach

During the cooling season, having good attic insulation is greatly beneficial. As your home cools, heat from your attic will try to escape into your home. If you have a two story home, this causes the top floor to be hot while the bottom floors are cool.

Benefits of Good Attic Insulation

When you have bad insulation in your home, it makes your heating and air conditioning system have to work harder to keep your home comfortable. This is obviously very inefficient and costs you more money. With good insulation, your home can reduce the amount of work that your heating or air conditioning system has to do. For example, your heating system produces hot air and flows into your home. With bad insulation, much of that heat will just escape to the outside and your heater will have to compensate for that loss. With good insulation, much of that heat will stay in your home and give your heater a break.

Call Astro Air For All Your Insulation Installation and Repair in Boynton Beach

If you suspect that the insulation in your Boynton Beach home is worn out, call Astro Air Inc.. We can come inspect your attic insulation and recommend if you should replace it or if you need to add more insulation. We have years of experience offering comprehensive insulation installation and repair in Boynton Beach. Call us today! 

How Insulation Can Save You Money Year Round

Monday, January 14th, 2013

*Astro Air Inc. no longer offers Attic Insulation services. Please visit our Indoor Air Quality service page to learn more about our services.

Being able to keep your home comfortable all year long is a great accomplishment, but sometimes the high energy costs we pay to do so can be a real deterrent. At Astro Air Inc., we believe that every single one of our customers should be able to heat or cool their home in Boynton Beach without having to worry about the cost. We may not be able to bring down energy costs, but we do have a few tricks up our sleeves to make your home more efficient. Here are some ways in which good insulation can save you money all year long.

One of the most basic concepts in heating and cooling your home is also one of the most effective. Put simply, you need to keep the heated or cooled air that you have paid for within your house. Insulation allows you to do this. You cannot fill up every crack or gap in your home envelope, nor should you. Your home needs some ventilation. That being said, you do not want to throw your money out the window. By scheduling a professional insulation installation with our team of experts, you can keep the air that you have paid to condition indoors where it belongs.

Insulation does not only belong in your walls, though. If you employ a forced air distributions system using ductwork to keep your home comfortable, then those air ducts should also be well insulated. If the air that is supposed to be circulated and dispersed throughout your home loses energy before it ever even makes it to the destination it is not really good for much. Good insulation can help you avoid this problem.

For more information about how insulation can save you money throughout the year, contact Astro Air Inc.. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Let us help make your home in Boynton Beach a more comfortable and efficient place to live.