If your home is insulated, you might think that's all you need to worry about. Unfortunately, that's not usually the case. Your home might be insulated, but that doesn't mean there's enough insulation to provide maximum protection. Your home could be drastically under-insulated, which could cause serious problems for you. Under-insulation can occur for a variety of reasons.
For instance, under-insulation can occur when not enough insulation is used during the initial installation. Another way that it can occur is through the natural aging process. As insulation ages, it can deteriorate. When either of those situations occurs, you need to have fresh insulation placed in your home. If you think your home might be under-insulated, read the article provided below. If you recognize any of those situations, now may be the time to have additional insulation installed.
Your Rooms Aren't Staying the Same Temperature
If you've noticed an obvious difference in temperatures between all the rooms in your home, it's time to talk to a contractor about installing another layer of insulation. When there's sufficient insulation in your walls and attic, temperatures will remain consistent throughout the house. However, when there are areas of the walls and attic that are lacking in proper insulation, you'll likely notice variations of comfort from room to room. To alleviate the temperature variations, have fresh insulation installed as soon as possible.
Your Walls and Floors are Cold to the Touch
If you can feel the cold radiating through your walls and floors, that's typically a sure sign that there isn't enough insulation to protect your home from the elements. You could add another layer of rugs to the floor, but that usually won't fix the problem. The only way to stop the cold from radiating through the walls and floors is to invest in additional insulation for your home. Once you have fresh insulation in the walls and attic, the problem with cold walls and floors will be resolved.
Your HVAC System is Constantly Running
If you're worried about the insulation in your home, pay attention to your HVAC system. You can learn a lot about the insulation in your home by monitoring your HVAC cycles. If you don't have enough insulation, your HVAC system will short cycle throughout the day. Short cycling occurs when your heater or air conditioner cycles on and off more often than it should. This is a sign that your HVAC system is unable to maintain a constant temperature inside your home. To fix the problem, talk to your contractor about adding insulation to your home.
For more information about residential insulation, reach out to a local contractor.
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