You want to keep your Captiva, FL, home comfortable throughout the year, and proper insulation can help you maintain ideal temperatures and a comfortable indoor environment. Here are five telltale signs that your home needs better insulation and what you can do to improve it for maximum efficiency.
1. Higher Than Usual Energy Bills
You can tell if your home lacks proper insulation if your energy bills gradually increase even though the utility company hasn’t raised its rates. It may indicate that thermal protection has become less effective over the years. It’s a good idea to call an expert to inspect your current level and add more if needed.
2. Inconsistent Temperatures
A well-insulated home has consistent temperatures throughout all the rooms of the house. If you walk into your bedroom and freeze but feel warmth in your living room, it could be a sign of an under-insulated home. You could benefit from adding effective insulation to your home for consistent temperatures.
3. Insects and Other Pests
Rodents, other small animals and insects enter your home through tiny holes in your roof, doors or windows. The openings could also allow your conditioned air to escape. Invest in additional effective insulation if you notice insects and pests in your home, or if you suspect that additional insulation is needed.
If any of these signs seem familiar, it’s time to ask for an inspection. Contact us at Certified Heating and Cooling, Inc., today for more information or an assessment about your home’s insulation.
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