FREEZING TEMPERATURES – IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO INSULATE!
How well is your home handling these freezing temperatures? Keeping your home cozy and warm can be difficult and expensive if your home is not sufficiently insulated.
SIGNS YOU MAY NEED BETTER INSULATION
High Energy Bills
High energy bills may be an indication you have insufficient or poor performing insulation. Inadequate attic insulation can cause you to run your heating system longer in order to achieve comfortable living spaces in your home. While annual increases in heating bills are expected, dramatic hikes in heating cost may indicate a problem worth investigating.
Rooms That Heat Slowly
If you notice certain rooms heat slower than other rooms and don’t stay warm for long or if your furnace seems to run constantly, it could be due to attic insulation problems. Attic insulation problems can include compressed, disturbed, wet, or insufficient insulation.
Rapid Snowmelt on Your Roof
If snow on your roof melts quickly after a snowfall, your roof and attic are too warm. This is likely due to heat rising from living space into the attic through gaps and cracks. Or it may be due to poorly insulated areas of your attic. Again, this leads to running your heating system more often to achieve desired room temps. This adds wear and tear to your heater and adds to your monthly utility costs. Icicles and Ice Dams are also signs of an warm attic in winter.
Attic Moisture & Wet Insulation
If you have moisture problems in your attic, insulation can be damaged. If insulation becomes moist, damp, or wet it cannot properly insulate living spaces. It must be replaced. Wet insulation is often due to moisture condensation, a roof leak, or due to a bathroom or dryer exhaust venting directly into the attic rather than outside the home.
Moisture in your attic can also lead to mold and mildew problems. Properly sealed gaps and good insulation coupled with proper attic ventilation can protect your insulation from moisture damage.
ATTIC INSULATION – A HOME UPGRADE WITH A PROVEN ROI
Upgrading your attic insulation can pay for itself in one or two seasons, depending on your current level of insulation and the size of your attic.
NOT SURE IF YOU HOW MUCH INSULATION?
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