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Signs That Your Home Lacks Insulation

by Camila Holland

Is your home properly insulated? This might be a question you've never asked yourself before. People often assume that if they don't frequently feel cold in their homes, they have enough insulation. But that is not always the case. The following are some other signs that your home might be lacking insulation and could benefit from having some additional insulation put in the walls, attic, or ceilings.

Your upstairs is often hot in the summer.

On a hot summer day, does the upstairs of your home become quite hot, even though the downstairs is cool? People often blame this issue on their air conditioning, and sometimes, a weak AC is to blame. However, a too-hot upstairs often points to a lack of attic insulation. The sun is beating down on your roof, and since there is not enough insulation to stop it, the heat is passing right through into your attic space. Having insulation added to your attic will help keep your upstairs cooler, and it will also ease the burden on your air conditioner in the summer.

You get frost on your windows.

On a cold, snowy day, do you ever wake up to frost or ice forming on your home's windows? This is often a sign that your walls are letting too much heat escape. The interior walls are then cooling off too much, which allows the windows themselves to get too cold. An insulation contractor can blow more insulation between your walls, or they can add some spray foam insulation alongside the windows. Either solution can help keep your windows a little warmer so they don't get ice buildup that later melts and encourages mold growth.

Your energy bills are high.

Heating and cooling account for a significant portion of your energy bills. So if your energy bills are high compared to the neighbors', it is likely because your AC and furnace are working harder than theirs. This could be because your home lacks insulation. Too much heat and cooled air are escaping, and your HVAC equipment is working harder to keep up. Adding insulation to your walls and attic will help reduce heat transfer, thereby saving you money on energy.

If you have high energy bills, a hot upstairs, or ice on your windows, get in touch with an insulation contractor. They can look over your home's insulation and tell you where it's worth having more added.

Contact an insulation company for more information.