Much like your roof, your home’s insulation is designed to last for a long time. However, also like your roof, your insulation will eventually need to be replaced. We at Pisgah Insulation & Fireplaces understand that replacing your home insulation is a big undertaking that you’d probably rather put off for as long as possible, so in this article we’ll go over a few signs that to help you determine when that time has come.
- High Energy Bills. One sign that your insulation is no longer doing its job effectively is high monthly energy bills. A high energy bill means that your HVAC system is having to work hard to keep your home comfortable, and the culprit is often aging insulation that is letting heat leak where it’s not supposed to. If you are tired of spending so much on your energy bill, you can call our team at Pisgah Insulation & Fireplaces to get a professional evaluation of your insulation’s effectiveness.
- Moisture or Mold. In addition to blocking the transfer of heat energy, your home insulation should also be protecting your interior from excessive moisture. If your insulation looks wet or soggy, moisture has already leaked in and could already be fostering mold growth, and the insulation will need to be replaced. Your attic insulation is especially prone to moisture damage, so keep an eye on it to make sure that it’s staying dry.
- Uncomfortable Areas. The third sign that we at Pisgah Insulation & Fireplaces will cover here is certain rooms or areas in your home becoming hard to keep at a comfortable temperature. If you have a bedroom that’s impossible to keep cool in the summer or warm in the winter, you probably have an insulation problem. In this situation, we encourage you to call our team to get a professional assessment of what’s going on with your home insulation.