Reasons To Replace Your Attic Insulation

October 8, 2015

The importance of proper home insulation should not be underestimated. If old or worn out insulation is not replaced it could lead to several problems withing the home. Insulation used in the past is not as high quality as the ones used in these days, so insulation in older homes need to be checked regularly. If it is not looked into periodically, you could end up with a home that feels like a meat locker in winter and a sauna in summer. You could also end up with a huge electricity bill that you did not bargain for. This also affects your energy savings. So to be save rather than sorry, check your insulation all the time to make sure that it is running efficiently.

When you check your insulation, there are a few things you should look out for. You should check and compare room temperatures. If one room feels warm and another cold, then you definitely have inconsistent temperatures and this means that your insulation needs to be repaired or replaced, altogether. You should be extra careful when dealing with an older house as the insulation that was initially installed was not as high quality as the ones that we have these days. One sure way of knowing whether your insulation is too old to remain in the home is by putting on a pair of gloves and feeling the attic insulation. If it crumbles, then its definitely old and needs to go. If you notice more pests in the home than usual, you should check the insulation in the attic and the basement and this is usually where they like to hide. Pests enjoy a cozy surrounding and this is why they tend to get comfy in your home insulation. If they are detected, you must remove you insulation and have it replaced.

There are many DIY materials and tools that you can use to get your home insulation back into shape, however, there are things than only professionals know and understand. If you want to avoid the effort and time spent replacing your insulation, hire a reputable and experienced contractor who will get the job done right, the first time around. Follow us or more interesting info on how to save money on your insulation.


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Since 1945, Brody Pennell Heating & Air Conditioning is the committed to helping homeowners in the greater Los Angeles area experience total home comfort. In 2021, the readers of the Los Angeles Times voted Brody Pennell the Best HVAC Company in the area.

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