How do I know if I need new home insulation?

Whether you are purchasing a property or have lived in your home for several years you may notice some signs that can point to your property needing new insulation. You can ask yourself several questions that will help you answer the question above “How do I know if I need new home insulation?”

  1. Are my monthly energy costs higher than average?

Energy costs vary according to the area you live in. Some areas have more severe weather during the summers and winters while other areas will be milder. The age of your home and the age of its insulation will play a big part in your home’s energy efficiency. The best way to know whether or not your average monthly costs are higher than they should be is to contact us and get our expertise. We will be able to tell you whether or not your home’s energy costs are average or above average.

  1. Does my home stay comfortable during extreme weather?

The main purpose for quality insulation is the comfort of a home. If your home does not stay comfortable during hot summer days or the cold winter months you may be paying the price for poorly installed insulation or low quality insulation.

  1. Are my heating and cooling devices running to the best of their ability?

While insulation can be to blame for uncomfortable temperatures during extreme weather and high energy costs, these issues can also be related to aging heating and cooling systems or clogged air ducts. Before blaming insulation for higher than average energy costs you should first try changing your air filters. Clogged air filters will cause your heating and cooling devices to work harder and burn more energy. Next you should make sure that your heating and cooling devices are running properly and are up-to-date on maintenance.

  1. What type of insulation does my home have?

If your heating and cooling devices are running smoothly you need to look into what type of insulation your home has. Traditional insulation will not give you the energy savings you are looking for and it will not protect you as well against extreme weather. To get the most out of your home’s energy efficiency you should consider replacing old insulation with foam spray insulation or blown in insulation.

  1. How old is my home’s insulation?

With today’s quality of insulation it is less likely that a home will need new insulation down the road, but with traditional insulation you risk the problems of water damage, sagging and rodent and bug infestation. The older your home is the more likely it will need an insulation upgrade. If your home is newer and has a higher quality of insulation it is likely that a few tweaks will help you save more money on energy costs and enjoy a more comfortable home.

These five questions will help you get to the bottom of your home’s cooling and heating problems. If you’re still wondering what exactly your home needs to be more energy efficient and more comfortable you can always call us for an expert opinion.