One of the most important features of any home is going to be insulation. This is an essential aspect of your home's structure that must be included and done well. It is insulation that allows you to feel comfortable within your home, whether it be winter or summer, because it allows you to regulate the temperatures within your home. However, there are certain situations where you may realize that you need to replace the insulation in your home. There are certain signs that you can look for so that you know when this should be done. This article is going to discuss 2 of these signs in more detail.
Some Rooms Are Colder Than Others
If you start noticing that some of the rooms in your home are colder than others, this may be a sign that the insulation is beginning to fail in these rooms. Since all insulation doesn't begin to fail at the exact same time, this is most definitely going to be a possibility. When the contractor comes to look at your home, they are going to inspect all of the insulation in your home to see what insulation is still functioning as it should and what insulation has gone bad or is going bad. From there, you can decide if you would just like to re-insulate the areas that are going bad or if you would like to have your entire home re-insulated, since the rest of the foam is likely going to continue to go bad overtime.
You Are Constantly Running Your Heating Or Cooling
If you find that you are running your heating and/or cooling practically constantly, this is another sign that your insulation is not functioning as it should. Both your heating and cooling should kick on and off as they cool or heat your home to the appropriate temperature, turn off, and then wait for it to rise or lower again. If they are constantly running, this is a sign that the hot or cold air is constantly just leaking out of your home because the insulation isn't stopping it from escaping your home. This could be due to your insulation being too old and no longer performing properly, or it could be due to poorly done insulation, such as insulation that is too thin, insulation that isn't put close enough together, or lack of insulation in cracks or other openings in your walls.Share