What Does Bad Insulation Look Like?
Insulation increases the energy efficiency in your home, keeping the house cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Bad (or old) insulation will make your home less energy-efficient and may cause other health-related problems. It’s important to know when to remove insulation so you can save time, save money, and prevent major dilemmas in the future.
If you’re unable to inspect the insulation in your attic, contact Superior Air Duct Cleaning and we’ll offer you a free quote on what needs to be done. However, if you do inspect your own insulation, here are some signs that indicate poor insulation:
Are the temperatures uneven throughout your home? Are they constantly changing? Incomplete, faulty, or old insulation can allow cold or heat into the home, which keeps your HVAC system from regulating the temperature. If you freeze in the living room but are too warm in your kitchen, your insulation should be removed and replaced.
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Squirrels, mice, and bats may use old insulation as nesting space. Have you looked in your attic and found chewed insulation? If so, it’s time to replace your insulation. These animals can not only tear apart your material but also spread bacteria into your ventilation areas.
High Energy Bills
If your utility bill is higher than it usually is, you could have a poor attic or crawl space insulation.
Heating and cooling costs may rise as a home gets older and the insulation in your attics and walls becomes less effective. With faulty insulation, outdoor temperatures can enter your home and force your HVAC system to work extra hard to keep your home comfortable. Glance over your utility bills from the past couple of years and look for any major increases that don’t make sense.
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Evidence of Water Damage
A leaky roof, a basement flood, or blocked vents can cause wet insulation, which can grow mold and lead to ineffective insulation. When winter weather fades, it’s a good idea to check your attic for evidence of water damage. Another sign of poor insulation is if your windows leak when it rains. If you notice any damp, moist material, call the pros at Superior Air Duct Cleaning to replace it immediately.
Evidence of Aging
Lastly, discoloration demonstrates that the insulation is wearing down and ready to be replaced. If there are gaps or if the insulation has fallen away from the outer walls, call Superior Air Duct Cleaning for your insulation removal service. Our trained professionals will use a high powered vacuum to make sure your attic is completely cleared of blown-in cellulose insulation.
Superior Air Duct Cleaning Can Remove Your Old Insulation
At Superior Air Duct Cleaning, we want to ensure that homeowners like you get the most out of your home. Since insulation removal can be a dangerous project, leave it to our professionals to do a safe, efficient, and effective job. Contact us today for a free quote on our insulation removal service. We look forward to hearing from you!