Insulation replacement is a home improvement project that can have a big impact on your home’s energy consumption. Insulation can degrade over time, which can increase the burden on your HVAC system to properly heat and cool your home. There have also been some big improvements to home insulation materials and techniques in recent years. Especially if your home is older, an insulation replacement should be a consideration.
Here are 4 signs to look out for that it may be time to upgrade your insulation:
- Increasing energy bills – If you have noticed a consistent increase in your home energy expenses, it could be a sign that your insulation is no longer providing an effective barrier. As a result, your heating and air conditioning work harder to maintain your home’s temperatures, causing your bills to go up.
- Inconsistent temperatures – Do you have cold or hot rooms in your home? If your home’s temperature fluctuates from room to room, poor insulation may be to blame. Insulation replacement can address these issues and help create a consistent temperature throughout your house.
- Insects, drafts, and moisture – Pests sometimes get into insulation materials and use them for nesting, breaking down the insulation barrier. If you notice an uptick in pests, drafty areas, and moisture, the insulation could be deteriorating, and it may be time to consider insulation replacement.
- Insulation wear and tear – Like most household materials, insulation is not meant to last forever. Older insulation is less durable and will deteriorate over time. Especially if your home is several decades old and has never had insulation replacement, now is the time. There are so many new materials and insulation technologies that will better insulate your home.
Replacing your home’s insulation is worth prioritizing. You’ll save money and be more comfortable in your home with properly installed, modern insulation. If you’re wondering if it’s time for an insulation replacement, give our team at Lone Star Spray Foam Services LLC a call.