The insulation in your Phoenix, Arizona, home impacts both your comfort and energy bills. Poor insulation can lead to improper heating and cooling in your home, which will decrease comfort and increase energy costs. Not sure if you should consider upgrading your poor insulation? If you notice any these signs, it may be time to call in the pros:
Your Utility Bills are Higher Than Normal
When you have damaged insulation or have areas in your home where your insulation is worn away, the conditioned air in your home can escape outside. When this occurs, your system works harder to get your home to the desired temperature. This causes it to expend more energy. As a result, it increases your monthly heating and cooling bills.
You Notice Drafts Throughout Your Home
If you have hot and cold spots or notice drafty areas, there’s a good chance that the insulation in those areas has become worn. By filling in those spots with new insulation, you will be able to hold the heat or cold air better in those areas and enjoy more consistent temperatures throughout every room in your home.
You Have Had Recent Water Damage
If you’ve had leaks in your roof or water damage in your walls, the insulation in these areas is likely wet. Unless you have blown-in insulation, water will ruin the insulation in these areas and possibly lead to biological growth. In this situation, you should have the wet insulation removed and replaced with new insulation.
You Have Had a Pest Infestation
Pests such as mice, snakes and bats enjoy making their nests in the warmth of your home’s insulation. Unfortunately, they will not only chew through the insulation but also leave behind fecal matter and urine, which can contaminant the insulation and indoor air supply. Upgrading the insulation is the best course of action in this situation.
Don’t let poor insulation impact your home comfort. Contact REEis Air Conditioning to upgrade your insulation today so that you can save energy and money.