How Does Your Home’s Insulation Impact Your Allergies?

Posted - February 26, 2021
A girl with an allergy sneezes.

Did you know that the average human spends about 90 percent of their daily activity indoors? While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying the comfort of your home, you definitely want to make sure that your air quality is up to snuff while doing so.

At Advanced Home Comfort, we specialize in helping our client’s homes become the healthiest places possible. One of our prime focuses is insulation installation and repair. While most people know that insulation helps regulate the temperature in a home, many don’t realize the positive impact that insulation can have during allergy season.

As allergy season approaches, let’s take a closer look into why you should make sure that your insulation is keeping your family healthy.

Insulation Prevents Allergies Carried by Pests

The cracks in your home could be considered an open invitation to pests like insects and rodents who would like to call your attic home. While it may seem like this problem is more of an infestation issue than a respiratory one, the droppings that these critters leave behind can heavily contaminate the air your family breathes.

Proper insulation will keep these unwanted houseguests out and also protect your home from other exterior particles that could lead to allergy attacks.

Protection Against Mold and Mildew

While insulation can protect the interior of your home from exterior moisture that slips in from your home’s cracks and crevices, the strength of your insulation will only take itself so far.

As older insulation absorbs moisture it loses its efficiency it exposes the home to more and more allergens; the worst being mold and mildew.

So, if you start to notice patches of water spots or actual mold spores throughout your home, your insulation is doing little to nothing for any allergy protection and it’s time to look into some serious insulation repair or replacement.

Is There a “Best” Insulation for Allergy-Prone Homes?

You know your family, best. So, when you schedule an appointment for an insulation inspection, let your technician know about any potential allergies that your family suffers from. If your current insulation is cotton, cellulose, or fiberglass, if your home’s interior is even exposed to it a little bit, allergies can get triggered in a flash.

If your family is prone to allergies, our home health experts can help you effectively seal off airflow and avoid contaminated air with spray foam insulation. Spray foam is actually a plastic that effectively seals off any imperfections in your home’s insulation system.

Therefore, not only is your family protected against standard allergens that could invade the home, but your current insulation is able to serve its purpose without any health complications.

Ensure Your Home is Well Insulated with Advanced Home Comfort

If you know that your home needs insulation installation or repairs, don’t wait for that first rush of pollen to seep into your home from outside. Reach out to the experts of Advanced Home Comfort to schedule an inspection and discover how you can get your home insulated in the right spots with the best materials for your needs.

Make sure your home is healthy as we head into this spring. Contact us today to learn more about our services in your area.