Do you find that some rooms in your house are cooler than others? Walk into one room feeling comfortable and into another feeling a draft or chill? Insulation problems can cause the loss of heat throughout your home. Improper insulation around windows, doors, skylights, and corners can cause heating leaks. These leaks can cost you thousands of dollars over just a few winters/summers. Stop the heat from escaping your home by using infrared thermal imaging to find the leaks and fix them fast.
Blown insulation in the walls and attic of your home will settle with time. As it does, its ability to properly insulate your home begins to decrease. If you’ve noticed that your home energy bills have been rising steadily over the past few years, that’s a sign that the blown-in insulation is settling. Another sign is your heating or cooling units work more than normal just to keep the house at a steady temperature.
A house without cold drafts is a well-insulated one. Cool air enters around doorways and window frames. In the winter months, if there is no insulation, there will be a draft. Insulation, including foam insulation for cracks and crevices, will drastically reduce the occurrence of drafts. Not only will good insulation stop unexpected cold breezes, but it can put a stop to unexpected visitors in the form of mice and insects. If you have a significant number of these intruders, you can bet that your home isn’t as well insulated as it should be. If bugs can get in, so can cold drafts.
A well-insulated home with consistent temperature throughout the house is one of the best signs that your home is well insulated. You won’t find one room especially warm while another always seems a bit too chilly. If you find a noticeable temperature differential, there is a good chance that your home is under-insulated. You might also notice that only certain rooms are at a different temperature than the rest. These rooms may be hotter in the summertime and colder in the wintertime. This especially happens with rooms below the attic or above the garage.
Infrared thermal imaging is a process in which we use a thermal camera to locate and identify temperature changes in “problem” areas of your home. With this information, we can determine the best way to fix a problematic leak in your insulation. In older homes, the standards of insulation may be lower than they are today. Leaks in the corners of rooms, exterior walls, and around windows will lead to inefficient heating and cooling systems running in your house.
Contact the skilled team at Anderson Insulation to schedule a visit to your home and help eliminate the inefficiencies of your home insulation. Don’t go another year spending too much on heating and air conditioning in your home. Many times fixing the issue can be done with minor insulation repairs; however, sometimes, major repairs are needed to fix a current problem.