Residential energy waste is a major problem in the United States. Homeowners in America waste millions of dollars on wasted energy every year. One of the most common causes of this problem is old or damaged insulation. The longer you allow this old insulation to remain in your attic, the harder it will be to avoid large energy bills and extensive damage to your home.
Taking the time to inspect the insulation in your attic is crucial when trying to assess its condition. The following are some reasons why replacing your existing attic insulation is a wise move.
Get Rid of Bugs and Rodents
Most homeowners think that the only probably caused by old insulation is energy waste. In reality, old insulation can pose tons of additional problems that can make living under your roof uncomfortable. Older insulation tends to be used as a home for bugs, rodents and tons of other unwanted critters. The only way to detect these types of problems with your insulation is by inspecting it routinely.
During this inspection, you need to look in every nook and cranny in your attic. You need to realize that pests tend to hide in smaller spaces. They typically nestle underneath insulation because it helps to keep them warm and safe. If your insulation is overrun with pests, it is time to work with professionals to get it replaced. The team at Excludetech Residential and Commercial can get your new insulation installed quickly and correctly.
Higher Than Normal Energy Bills Are Never a Good Thing
The average homeowner operates on a very tight budget. If any of the monthly expenses in this budget grow in size, it can throw a homeowner into a financial tailspin. Have you started to receive astronomical energy bills? If so, it is time to figure out what it causing this increased energy use.
If you have old insulation in your attic, a lot of the air cooled or heated by your HVAC unit will escape. This means this unit will have to work harder and use more energy to keep the inside of your home at a comfortable temperature. By replacing this old insulation, you can reduce the amount of energy your home uses and avoid overworking your HVAC unit.
The Presence of Moisture
As you inspect the insulation in your attic, you need to take note of any excess moisture. A poorly insulated attic will typically contain lots of excess moisture. If this moisture is allowed to remain in the attic, it is only a matter of time before mold develops. You can avoid the headache of mold remediation by replacing your old insulation as soon as this problem is detected. The price of new insulation pales in comparison to the damage that excess moisture can cause.
Is your attic insulation old or damaged? If so, it is time to let our team help you replace it before your home gets damaged.