A well-insulated home saves you money, but one with poor insulation is going to incur expenses over a prolonged period until it is sorted. Here are signs that your home is not well insulated and a few things you can do to change that.
A house experiencing frequent draughts has poor insulation. Draughts can creep through old windows, under doors, and even though uninsulated walls. To prevent draughts, use a window sealing kit to prevent warm air from escaping and to prevent the outdoor chill from getting in. If that doesn’t work and hot air is still escaping, prepare to pay out to completely replace the window to double glazing sealed with insulation.
When it comes to draughts entering under doors, consider purchasing a draught excluded that is applied with adhesive backing around the edge of the door. For the bottom, attach a dust guard which can also help keep the heat in. If you would like Roof To Floor to take a look at your home and inspect the insulation contact us here!
If you experience cold floors, consider having some insulation foam installed beneath the carpet. It is through poorly insulated floors that a room loses most of its heat and the heating is always being cranked up to offset the frigid chill. A well-insulated home saves money in the long run by installing insulation foam beneath carpets. Consider also how much money you spend each year on your heating bill compared to a one-time payment for flooring insulation. The statistics are quite staggering.
Another tall tale sign of poor insulation is ice inside the house and visible melting on the roof. The reason for both occurrences, particularly the latter, is heat escaping through the roof due to poor, little or no insulation. Ice forms on windows on the inside due to single glazing or poor insulation sealant in the frame. A well-insulated house saves money by having double glazing and good, thick layers of insulation in the attic space.
The most common sign of poor insulation in a house is the way room temperature fluctuates. Have you ever had a heater on and felt cold within moments of turning it off? That’s a sure tell of little or no insulation in the walls and the floors of a room. This is the main cause of a rise in heating bills, which does actually cost more in the long run than what it would by having insulation placed in the walls and under the carpets. A well-insulated home saves money by making that one payment for insulation over many payments on heating. We are here for all yourhome inspection needs!
Occasionally it pays to check on the current condition of your insulation as it can wear over time and it’s a sure sign when room temperature starts to fluctuate. Worn insulation will appear moldy, frayed or torn, and may even become a home to pests that may chew away at it to create a burrow.
When this happens, it’s important to replace the insulation so the mold doesn’t spread. If it does, it can become hazardous to health. With pests, they can infest your home, especially if they have a warm place to hide and a nearby food source. Both of these can incur costs if the insulation isn’t maintained and a well-insulated home saves money.
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