How Do I Know When to Replace My Insulation?

How Do I Know When to Replace My Insulation?

Insulation is often underestimated or overlooked by homeowners because it’s hidden in the walls, attic, or crawl spaces. When you bought your home, most likely, there was insulation already installed, so homeowners don’t pay much attention to this important aspect of home renovations as it’s not so easily seen with the human eye. 


Energy experts say that insulation is one of the top, energy-saving defenses that a homeowner can install within their home as it keeps cold and warm air from escaping your home in the summer or winter; however, if the insulation is properly installed and maintained, a number of components can decrease the longevity of the insulation.

Some of these conditions are …

  • Clogged insulation (filled with dust and dirt)

  • Punctures in the insulation

  • Mold or mildew on the insulation 

  • Water damage (ie-roof leaks)

  • Air Leaks


Signs of Deteriorated Insulation

1. Inconsistent Room Temperature

If you discover that there are some rooms in your home that are colder to the touch compared to other rooms, this is a sign that your insulation levels need to be topped up. 


These inconsistent room temperatures are overworking your heating and cooling systems as they are trying to regulate the temperature in your home. 


2. Animal Infestation

Pests such as squirrels, rats, bats, opossums, snakes, mice, and other insects love to make their homes in insulation, which, in turn, leaves feces and other grime in your insulation. 


If you notice any signs of animal infestation, it’s best to call pest control and then Pro Insulation Contracting to replace the old, contaminated insulation with new insulation!


3. High Utility Bills

If you have high heating and cooling costs, this is a symptom of poor insulation. This means that your insulation is allowing cold or warm air drafts into your house, either in winter or summer. 


You can discover simple tips and tricks to start saving energy in your home today by clicking here!


4. Frequent Allergies

Aging or damaged insulation can be a breeding ground for bacteria and other allergens. If someone in your home is suffering from allergies or respiratory illnesses, then try topping off your insulation levels!


By doing this, the allergies can be significantly reduced due to the cleaner air quality. 


Pro Insulation Contracting is a Toronto-based insulation company that helps homeowners decrease their utility bills, prolong the longevity of their home, and increase their comfort. 


Contact our office today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation to discover what insulation type is best suited for your home, as well as how much to top up!


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