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How to Tell If Your Home Has Poor Insulation

Updated: Feb 10, 2023

Insulation tends to be one of those out-of-sight, out-of-mind things. But if your home’s insulation is insufficient, it can create a variety of problems for your home. From temperature inconsistencies to increased energy bills, read on to learn the signs of poor insulation and what you can do to fix the problem.

Home Insulation

1. Inconsistent Temperatures

Living in Florida, we rely on our air conditioning system to keep our homes cool and comfortable. But for many of us, there always seems to be the one room that is never quite as cool and comfortable as the rest. While it’s easy to point fingers at your AC immediately, the culprit could be poor insulation. When your home’s crawl space or attic insulation is no longer good, it can allow excess heat into your home. Sometimes insulation can shift and cause the same problem. Either way, if you experience temperature inconsistencies in your humble abode, it could be chocked up to subpar insulation.

2. Your Home Had an Infestation

Have you ever had an infestation in your home’s crawl space or attic? Whether bats, mice, opossums, or squirrels, any infestation means it’s necessary to replace your insulation. Animals can eat insulation or cause it to shift, resulting in temperature inconsistencies and higher energy bills. But even if you aren’t experiencing those things, it’s highly recommended that you have your insulation replaced since animals can leave behind feces and other bacteria.

3. Your Home Has Had Water Damage

If you experienced water damage in your home, your insulation might have taken a beating. Flooding or any other type of water damage can lead to wet insulation. When insulation gets wet, there’s no salvaging it, and you should replace it right away. Besides making your insulation inefficient, water can cause mold growth that releases dangerous mycotoxins into your home.

4. High Energy Bills

As a homeowner, there are few things more stressful than receiving an unusually high energy bill. While skipping routine AC maintenance can increase your energy costs, so can insufficient insulation. The air your AC works so hard to cool or heat can quite literally seep through the walls of your home without proper insulation to keep it in.

Residential AC Repair In Orlando

Few homeowners consider how important their home’s insulation is when it comes to the efficiency of their air conditioning system and overall comfort of their home. But if you have poor insulation it could be causing problems throughout the rest of your house too. At Energy Air, we provide quality residential air conditioning repairs and other AC services. If you think your home might be suffering from inefficient insulation, we can perform a full inspection to find any issues. Contact us today to learn how we can help, or conveniently schedule a service online.

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