Insulation is a pretty important part of your home, and when it goes bad, it can cause a lot of problems throughout your house. It is important to stay on top of maintaining your home’s insulation, so the minute you realize something needs to be replaced, you need to get it done as soon as possible.
How will you be able to tell when your home’s insulation is bad? Here are three signs that signal it’s time for insulation replacement:
1. Increase in Energy Bills- If you are curious about the state of your home’s insulation, the first thing you should look at is your energy bill. Is there a big increase in your heating and cooling costs? If so, that is a sign that your insulation is not working properly. If you notice this issue, have an energy audit done so you can figure out where the weak spots of insulation are.
2. Changes in Temperature- Constant changes in temperature in your home are a sure sign that your attic or crawlspace insulation needs to be replaced. When insulation has shifted in the attic, cool or warm air is allowed into your home and can mess with the temperature. This causes your heating or cooling system to run more than it should as it tries to regulate your home’s temperature. Replacing your attic or crawlspace insulation can rectify this issue and prevent wear and tear on your heating and cooling system.
3. Pests- Unfortunately, your attic and crawlspace can become homes to unwanted pests. If rats, squirrels or any other creatures have made a home in your insulation, you will have to get insulation replacement done. Even if the animal infestation is dealt with and resolved, the animals will have left behind a lot of urine and feces in your insulation. This is cause for insulation to be replaced.
Don’t wait until last minute to take care of your home’s insulation, call us today at ARC insulation and we will be happy to handle your home’s insulation replacement.