It can be difficult for homeowners to determine if they need their insulation replaced. It’s especially difficult because you can’t always see the insulation. So, how do you determine when it is time to replace or even install insulation where there hasn’t been any installed. Below we have given you some key signs that you are in need of insulation replacement.
- Energy Bills – If you have noticed an increase in your energy bills, then you may want to consider insulation replacement. An increase in energy bills can be indicative of poor attic or basement insulation. When insulation replacement is needed, it is because the insulation has lost its ability to prevent cold or hot air from entering and leaving the house. This will cause your HVAC system to work harder and longer to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, which then makes your energy bills increase.
- Pests – If you have noticed any kind of rodents or rodent feces, then it is time to replace your insulation. If rodents have made their way into your home then there is a high probability that they have left unwanted filth in the insulation.
- Moist Insulation – If your insulation has become wet for any reason, then it is time to replace it. Insulation is ineffective if it has become wet or even damp.
It is important to pay attention to your home and any changes it may experience. These changes can lead to serious problems. If you find that you are in need of insulation replacement, give us a call at ARC Insulation.