It is pretty easy to tell if your home has inadequate home insulation because you’ll notice high energy bills and a lack of comfort that is difficult to miss. However, you might wonder if your home can have too much insulation and what dangers that could pose. The answer is that, yes, you can have too much home insulation, resulting in your home being sealed too tightly.
If you have too much home insulation, air cannot properly flow, which can lead in moisture problems, such as mold and lowered indoor air quality. This is most commonly experienced in attics that have restricted airflow due to putting home insulation over the eaves. If you are seeing signs of a humidity concern in your home, a trained professional should be called to investigate whether this is the case and provide the resolution.
It can be frustrating to experience high energy bills, and you might be tempted to go all out and pile in the home insulation in your home’s attic, but you don’t want to waste your money on more than you need and put it in places it shouldn’t be. If you are looking for more comfort, lower heating and cooling bills, reduced noise, extension of the life of your HVAC system, and improved air quality in your home, your best bet is to call in a professional home insulation company.
Here at ARC Insulation, we have insulated over 20,000 homes since 1993 as the largest cellulose insulator in the Chicagoland area. We are more than happy to inspect your home and provide accurate and reliable information about the right amount of home insulation for your situation. Call us today to learn more.