IS IT A CHALLENGE TO KEEP YOUR HOME WARM IN WINTER?
As sub-freezing temperatures persist, keeping your home cozy and warm can be more challenging. Several factors can impact indoor temperatures during cold winter months. Often poor heat retention is due to inadequate insulation. If you are freezing in your own home, the following information may prove helpful.
5 SIGNS YOU MAY NEED TO UPGRADE INSULATION
High Energy Bills
High energy bills often indicate poor insulation. Inadequate attic insulation can cause you to run your heating system longer to achieve comfortable living spaces in your home.
Rooms That Heat Slowly
If you notice certain rooms that heat slower than other rooms or your furnace seems to run constantly, your insulation is either compressed, disturbed, or insufficient.
Rapid Snowmelt on Your Roof
If the snow on your roof melts quickly after a snowfall, your roof and attic are too warm. Fast melting snow can lead to ice damming, which can do significant and costly damage to your roof and home structure.
Damp or Wet Insulation
When insulation becomes moist, damp, or wet, it will not provide proper insulation. Wet insulation must be replaced to work properly. Wet insulation is often due to moisture condensation, a roof leak, or bathroom or dryer exhaust venting into the attic. Additionally, moisture in your attic can lead to mold and mildew problems. Good insulation coupled with proper attic ventilation can help keep insulation dry and protect your attic from moisture-related issues.
Compressed or uneven insulation can lead to cold air drafts. Cold drafts can infiltrate living spaces below, causing areas of cold that can permeate the surrounding space. Cold drafts can also be due to unsealed air gaps throughout the home, allowing outside air into living spaces.
ATTIC INSULATION PAYS FOR ITSELF
Upgrading your attic insulation can pay for itself in one or two seasons, depending on your current level of insulation, the weather, and how often your run your heating system.
NOT SURE IF YOU HAVE ADEQUATE INSULATION?
Call us for a free insulation assessment 630.830.3870.