DIY home projects have become increasingly popular, however, there are some jobs that must be done by trained professionals. Home insulation is one of those jobs that need to be done by experts in order to get the job done thoroughly and efficiently.
There are various ways to check whether your home insulation needs replacing. A higher than normal electricity bill should be one of those signs that you are looking out for, since the heating and air conditioning uses up the most amount of electricity in the home. If the insulation is causing a spike in the electric bill, replacing it will regulate temperatures inside the home and as a result, lower the electricity bill too. Inconsistent room temperatures are another warning sign that the insulation needs replacing. If one room in the home feels extra warm, while another one feels extra cold, you should have the insulation looked at. An older insulation system will be less effective due to usage and the fact that older insulation systems were not as high quality as the ones used these days. One way of determining whether the insulation is old is to check whether it is crumbly. You can do so by wearing a pair of gloves while feeling the attic insulation. Water damage is another concern as it tends to seep into the insulation, causing mold and even bacteria to grow. If the insulation is not removed and replaced, the mold will spread to the entire home. Pests also enjoy a warm and cozy environment and thus tend to make their home in the insulation. If you suspect an infestation of pests, the attic and basement should be the 2 places that you check first.
Having superior insulation in the home is crucial to the heating and cooling inside the house. If you have an inferior quality or old insulation and do not get it replaced, it may very well lead to a high electricity bill, which will reduce energy savings and you may have a home that feels like a sauna in summer and a meat locker in winter. For more information on how to save money, follow us.