Do I Need New Insulation?
Insulation is what makes our homes stay warm and cozy in the winter and cool and refreshing in the summer. However, insulation doesn’t last forever, and often needs to be replaced after several years. Want to know if it’s time to replace your insulation at home? Read on to learn some of the signs of old insulation.
1. Fluctuating temperatures
Have you noticed that your bedroom stays warm during cold winter months, but your living room feels like the arctic? This could be a sign that your home needs new insulation. If you’re noticing that different rooms in your house feel like drastically different temperatures, it’s usually because certain parts of your home lack
2. High energy bills
If your energy bill seems significantly higher than it used to be, this is probably due to insufficient insulation throughout your home. For example, if you have the AC turned on during hot summer months, it will have to work twice as hard in order to keep your space cool. In turn, this will cause your energy bills to soar.
3. Indoor drafts
Your home can feel drafty during cold months if your home isn’t insulated properly or well enough. During winter, drafts can be cause by cold air entering your home through window frames and doorways, as well as through your attic or crawl space. Draftiness is one of the most obvious signs that you should replace the insulation in your home.
4. Water damage
Have you noticed water damage in your attic recently? That means it’s time to replace your insulation as soon as possible. Once insulation is exposed to moisture or gets wet, it can’t be salvaged. Wet insulation is also prone to growing dangerous mold that can infest various areas of your home.
5. Animal infestations
Finding insects, rodents or other animals in your home is never a good thing. If you do happen to find one, be sure to replace your insulation immediately. Not only do these animals eat away at existing insulation, making it virtually nonexistent in certain areas of your home, but they also contaminate what’s left of insulation in the areas they inhabit. If you suspect that your home is infested with animals, call a professional as soon as possible and have your insulation replaced.
Ultimately, if temperatures throughout your home are uncomfortable, or it seems to be a struggle to keep the temperature consistent in your house, it’s time to have your insulation replaced. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment so that we can help you keep your home the perfect temperature.