Insulation performs a valuable service for your home. It can help to keep your home at a comfortable temperature while simultaneously minimizing your relevant energy expenses. However, it can be difficult to determine precisely when your insulation needs to be replaced. Though it is designed to last for a long time, it will not necessarily remain effective. Knowing what to watch out for can help you to learn when it is time to replace the insulation of your building.
Effective insulation will help to keep consistent temperatures throughout your home. If temperatures seem to fluctuate dramatically, it is possible that the insulation is not performing its job. For example, if it feels much hotter upstairs and freezing downstairs, your insulation may need to be replaced. Drafty rooms may also indicate insufficient insulation, though you will need to make sure that your doors and windows are closed to ensure that the draft is caused by an air leak.
If your energy bills have unexpectedly increased, it could be due to the insulation of your building. Ensure that you keep records of your energy bills so that you have a comparison to help you detect anomalies in your energy expenses.
Insulation helps to keep your building much more comfortable. Poor insulation may allow moisture to enter the building. This may allow mold to grow or can cause water damage to your building. It may also allow pests to enter the building.
Your insulation is designed to keep your home comfortable, while simultaneously keeping your energy costs down. When insulation ceases to be effective, it will result in a far less comfortable environment and a far more expensive energy bill. If you suspect that it is time to replace your insulation, contact us at Penguin Insulation today.