How much do you know about your home’s insulation? Were you around while your home is built for you to tell if there’s enough high-quality insulation at all? Truth be told, unless you were actually there to see how the insulation was installed, it can get challenging to say accurately whether you have a properly insulated or under-insulated home.
As the property owner, it becomes your responsibility to take the necessary steps to ensure that your home is properly insulated. To enjoy the benefits of insulation such as better comfort and reduced energy bills, inspect your home and look for telling signs for under-insulation. Some of the signs to look out for are the following:
1. The Temperature
What’s the temperature like in your home when the heater or AC is off? If it feels extra cold in the living room but too warm in the kitchen even when you’re not cooking anything, then there could be problems with the insulation.
2. Water Leaks
Water damage can cause seriously expensive repairs. While insulation keeps the right temperature inside your home, it can also keep water out. When you see that there are leaks especially in the attic area, contact an insulation contractor immediately for proper inspection.
3. Critters Inside Your Home
Critters and other pests like bugs, mice, and other tiny creatures can enter your home through holes and even small crevices. If everything else such as window and door screens seem fine and these small critters still find their way into your home, then there might be problems with your insulation.
4. Unusually High Energy Bills
If you’re already using supposedly energy-efficient appliances and electronics, and you are also exerting effort to conserve energy but still end up with high energy bills, the insulation might be the problem.
You can only do so much to inspect the insulation in your home. You can’t possibly cut into the walls and check the materials yourself if you simply want to be sure. Thankfully, you can seek help from a licensed insulation contractor like All Florida Insulation. We offer thermal imaging services so we can see where the temperature fluctuates in your home. Furthermore, our team can give you expert advice whether it’s time to remove insulation Orlando, add new materials, or replace the materials in your under-insulated home.
To make sure you’re getting most out of your home’s insulation, allow All Florida Insulation to help. We are experts in spray foam insulation Orlando, blown-in insulation, radiant barriers, and all other insulation types. We are available in Winter Park, Deltona, Sanford, Windermere, and all other areas across Central Florida. Call 407-410-FOAM (3626) to get a free quote.
Chris has been an insulation professional for more than two decades, and has experience with all types of residential and commercial insulation products. His passion is green energy and effective insulation applications.