Before 1980, homes didn’t have insulation requirements to follow meaning so many houses throughout New England simply aren’t insulated to their fullest abilities. Even newer, more modern homes still are experiencing significant air loss during the winter and summer months. But, how as the homeowner do you know if your house isn’t sufficiently insulated.
1. Can’t Get Comfortable: Insulation does an amazing job at keeping your house one steady temperature. If you find your houses temperature is fluctuating, it is probably because the insulation isn’t able to keep the warm temperature in during the winter and cold weather out during the summer.
2. Room Temperatures Vary: If you find that one room on your house is cooler than the other when they are both receiving the same amount of heat, that could be a tell tale sign that insulation isn’t doing the job.
3. Spiked Energy Bills: When you have air leaking into your home, your HVAC system will have to work harder to keep a relatively comfortable temperature.
4. Bugs: You may not know this but insulation can also help keep mice & bugs from getting into your house.
5. Ice Dams: Ice dams occur purely when your roof isn’t properly insulation. Often one part of your roof will be different to another resulting is ice melting and than refreezing at the base of your roof.
The bottom line is that getting your house properly insulated has so many benefits!
Anderson Insulation provides its insulation services across much of New England so if you have any questions about your home or our services, please feel free to reach out. We can be contacted over the phone at 781-857-1000 or through our online contact form.