Air Conditioning and Heating in Canoga Park: R-Values in Insulation

For your Canoga Park Air Conditioning and Heating System, you may have questions regarding insulation. At American Air Conditioning and Heating, a common question that comes up is what is an R-Value? An R-value indicates an insulation’s resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness.

The R-value depends on the type of insulation and includes its material, thickness, and density. When calculating the R-value of a multilayered installation, add the R-values of the individual layers. Installing more insulation in your home increases the R-value and the resistance to heat flow. At American Air Conditioning and Heating, we can install the right amount of insulation for your Canoga Park Air Conditioning and Heating System.

The effectiveness of an insulation’s resistance to heat flow also depends on how and where the insulation is installed. For example, insulation that is compressed will not provide its full rated R-value. The overall R-value of a wall or ceiling will be somewhat different from the R-value of the insulation itself because some heat flows around the insulation through the studs and joists. Therefore, it’s important to properly install your insulation to achieve the maximum R-value.

The amount of insulation or R-value you’ll need depends on your climate, type of heating and cooling system, and the section of the house you plan to insulate. American Air Conditioning and Heating will calculate and help you decide what works best for your Canoga Park Air Conditioning and Heating System. Contact us at (310) 419-8902 or like us on our Facebook page to drop us a comment!