Insulation is an important part of your home that is often neglected. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 44% of a homeowner’s utility bill is spent on heating and cooling costs. It’s no secret that insulation saves you money, keeps your family comfortable, and helps you protect the value of your home. However, if your home lacks the proper amount of insulation, or if your insulation is installed incorrectly, you can do severe damage to both your home and your bank account.
Here are 3 ways you can tell if your home is under-insulated:
1. Fluctuating Temperatures
One sign of good insulation is having even temperatures throughout your home. If different rooms have different temperatures – say, you freeze in the kitchen but sweat profusely in your living room – there’s a clear sign your house is under insulated.
2. Rising Energy Bills
You may not notice extreme temperature shifts in your home if your heating or cooling units are working overtime, but you will notice your extreme energy bill. If wasted heat is escaping through your roof, it’s time to replace your insulation.
3. Leaks in the Attic
Just as poor insulation lets heat out of your home, it also tends to let water in. Water has a much easier time finding its way into a poorly-insulated home than a well-insulated one. If you’re experiencing a leaky attic, your insulation may be part of the problem. If you’re unsure if your attic needs to be reinsulated.
Leaks are a sign that you should get your insulation replaced as soon as possible! Water damage can cause many costly problems down the road, including mold issues, so give leaks prompt attention and call 210-674-3579 for a FREE estimate.
Replacing your insulation when it needs to be replaced will not only make your home more comfortable, but it can end up saving you thousands of dollars in the long run. If you think it’s time to get your insulation replaced and you want it done right, contact Insulation Works, now.