We believe a comfortable home is a happy home, and your insulation plays a significant role in that comfort. When your insulation isn’t working efficiently, your home can become significantly less comfortable.
HOW TO TELL IF IT’S TIME TO UPGRADE YOUR INSULATION
This is just one sign that it’s time to upgrade your energy bills, but this article will explore some signs that might tell you it’s time for an insulation upgrade.
- Climbing energy bills
Have your energy bills steadily climbed even though your energy usage hasn’t changed significantly? Inadequate or deteriorating insulation allows precious heat to escape during the winter and cooler air to leak out during the summer, making your HVAC system work overtime.
- Uneven temperature distribution
Insufficient insulation could be to blame if some areas of your home are hot while others are chilly. Proper insulation should maintain a consistent and comfortable temperature throughout your home.
- Drafty rooms
Drafts clearly indicate your insulation might not be doing its job effectively. New insulation can help seal these gaps and improve your comfort.
- Allergies or health issues
Poor insulation can lead to moisture buildup, creating an environment conducive to mold and mildew growth. Then, they can cause allergies and other health issues that shouldn’t be ignored.
- Age of existing insulation
Over time, insulation can deteriorate and lose its effectiveness. If your home is older and hasn’t had an insulation upgrade in 15-20 years, consider a fresh start with new, energy-efficient insulation materials.
Insulation can become a cozy nesting place for unwelcome critters. If you’ve had pest problems in your home, inspect your insulation for signs of damage or infestation.
If you’ve noticed any of these signs in your home, it’s time to consider replacing your insulation—don’t wait!