Are you having a hard time regulating the temperature in your house, and you’re wondering if your insulation is to blame? There are several factors that could lead to your irregular home temperatures. However, there comes a point where it’s time to think about replacing your insulation. Here are the top signs that you need an insulation replacement:
- High Energy Bills – One of the first signs of poor insulation is high energy bills. If your energy bills are higher in cost than usual, you should take a look at the condition of your insulation. High energy bills indicate that your HVAC system is having to work extra hard to regulate your home’s temperature.
- Wet Insulation – If you determine that any of your insulation has been exposed to moisture, it likely cannot be salvaged. You’ll need an insulation replacement right away. If you ignore wet insulation, you can be dealing with bigger problems such as mold and mildew.
- Drafts – If you feel drafts in your home, you likely need to have your insulation inspected. Drafts occur when there is little to no blockage between the outside air and the inside air. When outside air seeps through, it can create a draft of cold air.
- Animal Infestation – If you notice any kind of wild animal or rodent has made your attic their new home, just having a visit from animal control won’t cut it. After the animals have been evicted, consider calling a professional to inspect your insulation to determine if your un-welcomed visitors damaged your insulation.
We hope these signs will help you determine if you’re in need of insulation replacement in your home. If you have any questions regarding insulation replacement, contact us today at ARC Insulation for more information.