Insulation Installation

How to Know When It’s Time for an Insulation Replacement

When your home’s insulation is working properly, it can save you a lot on your home’s energy costs. Those savings are one of the main reasons you should make sure your insulation is working properly. If not, it is time to replace it.

How do you know that it’s time for an insulation replacement? Keep reading to learn more.

Look at your energy bills

Have you noticed an increase in  your cooling or heating costs? That’s a sign that your insulation isn’t working properly. Energy could be escaping through the insulation in your attic or crawl space or even windows and doors.

Bugs and unwanted critters

Your insulation could be housing all types of creatures that you may not want in your home, and you may not be aware of it. These pests can get into the small spaces and create a pest infestation, fast. You can have a team of professionals inspect the insulation, handle the pests, and replace your insulation.

Consistent Drafts

Have you ever walked into a room in your home to find that it’s much cooler than other rooms? Like there’s a draft in the room? That is a sure sign of insulation failure. The way that insulation works are that it provides a buffer between the air inside your home and the air outside of your home. Insulation that’s failing can limit that buffer of air. When that buffer no longer exists, it’s easy for cool or warm air to blow inside your home, which will create that draft.

Moisture in the Attic Space

Moisture in your attic insulation can be a terrible health hazard. Mold and mildew thrive in these wet environments, and they can lead to health issues. If your home or parts of your home smell like mold or mildew, inspect your space immediately. Insulation works because it traps air in tiny crevices and air pockets. If these areas are trapping water instead of air, the insulation won’t work. Take a look at the insulation itself for signs of water damage. If things are starting to look wet, Contact a specialist for a more in depth inspection.

Now that you know some signs of improper insulation, watch out for them in your home. If you see some of these signs come up, Call Comfort 1st Insulation for a home inspection and potential insulation replacement.