Your attic insulation helps keep your home in Mount Washington, Kentucky, a comfortable temperature. Proper insulation is also crucial to help your home heat or cool more efficiently and to keep your utility bills reasonable. Here are three signs it’s time to replace your attic insulation:
Indoor Temperature Fluctuations
If you’re noticing your home’s temperature isn’t holding as consistently, this could be a sign that the insulation is worn in areas or has shifted. Hot and cold spots in your home also indicate poor attic insulation. Poor attic insulation allows hot and cold air to both escape and enter your home. While adding insulation to the affected areas can help, sometimes a replacement is necessary.
Higher Energy Bills
If you notice your energy bills are higher than normal and temperatures are consistent with the norm, the heated or cooled air in your home could be leaking out of damaged insulation in your attic or crawlspace. With this air leaking out, it can cause your HVAC system to work harder. As a result, it can lead to more energy expended and higher bills. It can also increase the risk of a breakdown, which will result in repair costs.
Visible Pest Problems
Pests such as rats, mice, squirrels, bats, snakes and possums all enjoy making their home in the attic and crawlspace insulation. It provides them with warmth and security that they look for when they nest. Unfortunately, they’ll leave behind dirt, debris and bacteria that can be damaging to your health. Therefore, replacing insulation they have touched is necessary.
For all your duct sealing and insulation, contact KY Energy Pro, Inc. today at (502) 758-5122. We can help to make sure your home has a tight thermal envelope so that you’re not losing conditioned air wasting energy and money because of it.