We’ve been saying for a long time that the more than 77 million homes built before 1980 didn’t have any insulation regulations to follow, resulting in homes with little or no insulation. We’re also finding that many of our customers live in more modern homes and are still experiencing signs of insufficient insulation. How can you tell if your home doesn’t have enough insulation?
Here are 5 signs that you need to add insulation to your home.
1. Never comfortable
Insulation helps regulate the temperature in your home. When you don’t have sufficient insulation, there’s nothing to keep your heated or cooled air inside where it belongs. As a result, you and your family are always uncomfortable, either too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer.
2. Different temperatures in different rooms
Another sign that your home doesn’t have enough insulation is when different rooms are different temperatures, even on the same floor. If you find that one room is always colder or hotter than the others, it could mean that any existing insulation has settled and isn’t doing its job.
3. High energy bills
If your home is insufficiently insulated, your furnace or air conditioner is probably running all the time to regulate the temperature in your home. This means that you’re paying a fortune on your energy bills every month only to have your expensive heated or cooled air escape through your walls, attic and windows.
4. Mice and bugs
In addition to keeping your conditioned air inside where it belongs, insulation also fills in the little crevices that allow bugs and mice to get into your home.
5. Frozen pipes and ice dams
If you live in an area with cold winters, insufficient insulation can lead to all kinds of household problems. Frozen pipes can burst and cause flooding. Ice dams can form on your roof and lead to damaging leaks. But with enough quality insulation, your home stays warm and secure, even on the coldest days of winter. In fact, think of it as providing a much-needed winter coat for your home.
What can you do if your home is under-insulated?
Well, add insulation to your home! USA Premium Foam® Insulation fills your walls with the most effective insulation available today. Not only is installation quick, but the foam insulation is injected through the exterior of your home, with no fuss and no mess. You’ll notice improved comfort indoors right away and lower energy bills!
Contact us today to find your nearest USA Insulation location and learn more about our proprietary foam insulation.