Insulation may not be a visible part of most homes, but it is one of the most important. Homeowners in the United States spend a fortune each year trying to keep their homes warm or cool depending on the season. The battle to keep homes warm is not only waged by HVAC systems. Insulation is also an important component in this battle, and it could be the one that's costing you the most. There are many reasons why you may want to review the insulation in your home today.
It's Been a While Since You Checked on the Insulation
If you haven't looked at the insulation in your house for a while, then it's definitely time that you did. Insulation isn't something that you can install and ignore forever. After some time, there are types of insulation that can become less effective due to factors such as moisture or just settling. These types of insulation may need to be replaced after some time or you may need to add more insulation.
Your Energy Bills Are Through the Roof
If your energy bills are going through the roof and you suspect the heating and cooling system is behind it, don't just check the HVAC, also remember to inspect the insulation. If your insulation is in poor shape, much of the heat generated may be going to waste. Even if your HVAC system is partly to blame, use the opportunity to ensure that your insulation is also in optimum condition.
Your House or a Room is Not Comfortable
If your entire house or just a single room is not very comfortable, you may want to look at the insulation. The insulation in some parts of the house may not be very effective, leading to parts of the house being uncomfortable even when the heat or AC is cranked high.
You're Installing a New HVAC System
If you've already spent a fortune installing a brand new HVAC system, you should ensure your insulation is in good shape before you start using the new system. This will allow you to properly gauge the benefits of the new system.
There is Something Better in the Market
The insulation in some homes was installed decades ago while other people went for a less expensive option since they were cash-strapped at the time. If either of this describes your situation, you should definitely check with a home insulation company to find out if there's something better for you today.