Unfortunately, there isn’t an app that can simply tell you when your home needs to be re-insulated. Until then, you’ll need to keep a watchful eye for signs that may indicate it’s time to consider re-insulating your home. Here’s what you should look for.
Your home’s insulation can easily fall into the category “out of sight, out of mind”—but this vital part of your home is the first line of defense when it comes to HVAC efficiency and overall comfort.
Here are the four most common signs you need to re-insulate your home.
If you find signs of water in your attic or ceiling, this may be a sign of an under-insulated home. Intense heat and high temperatures can cause condensation, allowing moisture to build-up and pool in and around the upper levels of your home. This is also the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and mold growth.
The insulation in your home is designed to regulate and maintain a balanced temperature in your home year-round. If your AC or heating system seems to be constantly running, or your indoor temperatures seem to change drastically the moment you turn your HVAC system off, odds are your insulation isn’t working as it should.
In most cases, portions of your insulation will begin to fail before other areas, creating uneven temperatures and drafty areas throughout your home. For instance, if your living room is freezing but your bedroom feels like a sauna or your kitchen seems to be incredible drafty during winter, it’s fair to assume the insulation in these areas could use some help.
Increased energy usage is a great way to gauge the efficiency and performance of your home’s insulation. Comparing the previous year’s utility bills to your current costs is an easy way to check. Is there an unexplainable increase in usage? Do you seem to be using your heating and cooling system even more to maintain the same temperatures in your home? If so, there’s a good chance that your insulation is due for replacement.
Our team of insulation installation experts at Parker Insulation want to make sure you and your family stay comfortable year-round. If you think it may be time for your home to be re-insulated, give us a call at 409-527-4683 or contact us online to schedule your consultation today!