Signs It’s Time to Replace Insulation in Your Home

The insulation of your home helps to maintain the temperature of your house while regulating the energy. However, insulation can become less effective over time as it ages. There are many signs that it is time to update your insulation. Let’s take a look at some of these signs:

  • Increased Energy Costs- One of the biggest signs that it is time to change out your insulation is raised energy costs. These higher costs are due to your heat and air conditioning working harder to try and balance out the temperature in your home. Insulation is meant to keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and when it is not properly doing its job, you will wind up paying to keep your home comfortable.
  • Uneven Temperatures- If you notice that some rooms in your home are warmer or cooler than others, this is a sign that your insulation is no longer as effective. Not only does this make certain areas uncomfortable, but, as you now know, it will raise energy costs as well. 
  • Drafts- Feeling drafts in your home can be a sign of many different issues, but one major one is that your insulation is less effective. When your insulation ages, it may not block out air leaks as well, allowing cold air to drift into your home. 
  • Moisture- Issues with moisture can be another sign of aging insulation. This can manifest as mold, mildew, leaks, and so much more. Any problems with moisture should always be inspected immediately to find the source of the problem and minimize damage.

Many of the signs above can be indicators of other issues as well— such as damaged roofing or siding, old windows and doors, clogged gutters, etc.— and this is why it is always important to have a professional take a look as soon as you notice any possible problem. We always offer free inspections for this reason. If you notice any signs listed in this blog, give us a call today so we can help!

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