Insulation can last a long time, but there comes a time when its function starts to wear out (Typically 10-15 years). When this happens, problems invariably arise. From high utility bills to inconsistent temperature throughout the house. Old or damaged, shrinking insulation not only doesn’t function appropriately, but can also cause additional issues for your home and family. But how can you tell when it’s time for an insulation replacement? Read this blog to find out.
1. Your Utility Bills Have Increased
Are your utility bills getting higher? Are they rising faster than you can afford? The answer to these questions can be your faulty insulation. It occurs when the attic or wall insulations are too old and thin or when they have suffered some damage, rendering them unable to insulate effectively. This problem can result in lots of wasted energy and money as your utility bills continually rise.
2. Your Home Has Household Pests
When you have worn-out insulation, it can act as a food source and a breeding ground for pests like insects and rodents, leading to a buildup of dirt and filth. These critters inhabit the space where insulation has been damaged or removed. They can bore holes in the insulating material that leave a mess and an unpleasant smell that can contaminate the rest of the house.
3. Your Home Has Different Temperatures
Have you noticed that each space in your home has its own temperature? It's typically an issue of poor insulation, uneven heat, or air distribution.
Roughly, 90% of your heating and cooling goes right out of the attic. Poorly insulated attics create a temperature fluctuation because heat or cooling is not trapped inside the rooms. Furthermore, the differences in the insulation in the walls also cause air to circulate unevenly in each room. For instance, more recent home additions are likely to have better insulation than older parts of the house.
Call an Expert for Insulation Removal and Replacement
If you notice your home isn't sufficiently cooling in the summer or heating in the winter, replacing insulation walls, floors, and ceilings may be the solution! Get in touch with MILO Insulation in Texas! We can install eco-friendly insulation to help you keep your home at the optimal temperature year-round. Contact us today for a free in-home estimate and inspection.