How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Home’s Insulation
You may not give much thought to the insulation in your Fort Myers, Florida, home, but your insulation is responsible for helping your home remain energy-efficient. Whether due to age, damage, or leaks, your home’s insulation can become worn over time. If you detect any of the following issues, it may be time to consider an insulation upgrade.
Your Utility Bills Have Begun to Skyrocket
When you have poor insulation in your home, heated and conditioned air is likely to escape. This can lead to your HVAC system having to work harder to maintain a consistent temperature. The harder your HVAC system works, the more energy it will expend, which will result in higher energy bills.
You Notice Drafts Around Your Home
When your home’s insulation has become damaged or worn in areas, it can allow air from the outside to get into your home. These areas will result in drafts around the home or inconsistent temperatures in your rooms.
You’ve Experienced Water Damage
If you have had a leaky roof or leaking pipes in your home, odds are that your insulation has become wet. Most types of insulation are ruined when they are wet, and the damaged areas will need to be removed and replaced to prevent a buildup of biological growth in your home.
You’ve Had a Pest Problem
Pests such as squirrels, snakes, mice, and other critters love to make their nests in the warm insulation in your home. They will chew through your insulation and leave behind urine and fecal matter that can ruin the indoor air quality in your home. If you’ve had a pest problem, you’ll need to inspect your insulation for signs of damage and completely remove affected areas.
If you’ve experienced any of the problems above, it may be time to consider an insulation upgrade. Contact Certified Heating and Cooling Inc. at (239) 204-4114 today. One of our service technicians will find the best type of insulation to fit your home.
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