Unless your home was specially constructed for energy efficiency, you can probably reduce your energy bills by adding more insulation. Many older homes have less insulation than homes built today, but even adding insulation to a newer home can pay for itself within a few years.
High energy bills
High energy bills can be one sign that your home could have insulation issues. Improper installation or inefficiency from the type of insulation could cause the temperatures to fluctuate. This causes stress on the HVAC system on your home by forcing it to constantly run to level out the temperature. Adding insulation or replacing it can immediately show savings for you by reducing the costs of keeping the house hot or cold.
Cold or Hot walls
Cold or Hot walls can also be a sign of insulation issues. Simply touching the walls or floors of your home can reveal a lot of information about the effect the insulation in your home is having. If its cold in the winter and hot in the summer, the outside air is passing through your home to the building material. It is hard to tell if there is even insulation in the walls, ceiling, attic, etc. By giving the walls a touch you should feel something to give you a sign.
Ever noticed a draft flowing through your home? Even with the windows closed? This may be a sign of leakage through the home caused by older wall cracks or areas around the windows and doors. Insulation only goes so far to help keep the house at a comfortable temperature and there may be a need to have the home inspected if you can feel the breeze when your house it buttoned up.
The ducts may also require insulation. Keeping the ductwork insulated can help keep the hot or cold air in while it is running through the house. You would be amazed at the difference in temps of having insulated vs non-insulated ductwork. This could save tons of energy use and the costs of running your HVAC system overall. Although this may not be necessary it is important to consider in some style of homes where the ductwork runs throughout most of the home.
There are many types of insulation out there and it would be wise to figure out what insulation type you have and see if there might be an opportunity to save some money by getting it replaced. Looking into the various types will also help educate you on a future home or current home improvement project as there are so many different options to consider. Check out our insulation services page for more information.
With years of experience, our qualified technicians can diagnose, fix, repair and or replace insulation for your home. We carry the highest quality and innovative insulation products on the market to date, installed by licensed professional contractors.
Contact us today to see if we can help keep your temperatures balanced as well as the budget. We are here to help!