How to Know When You Need More Insulation

Posted - March 25, 2019
Furnace Maintenance Technician

Have you insulated your home since buying it? A typical Dallas home loses heated and cooled air through the walls, windows, attic, and roof. 

All of these leaks are the enemy of energy efficiency. Here are three indications that your home is poorly insulated:

1. Your Energy Bills Are Unusually High

Escalating energy bills usually mean there’s an HVAC problem that’s making your system overwork. The higher your energy bills, the more pressing the problem. You may not feel any discomfort indoors, but higher energy bills can tip you off that something is amiss. Often, it signals that your home is poorly insulated and you might require a whole home energy evaluation to get to the root of the problem.

2. There Are Hot and Cold Spots

Hot spots, cold spots and drafts are another indication that your home is poorly insulated. Treated air can escape wherever there’s a gap. A well-insulated home has consistent indoor temperatures throughout. Your interior ceilings, floors, drywall, paneling, and walls should be warm and dry.

3. You Have Attic Leaks

Poorly insulated homes can allow water to get inside. The damage caused by attic leaks can include mold and mildew infestations that damage your home’s wood framing and walls. Leaks can create fire and shock hazards if they contact poorly insulated wiring. Wood rot and structural damage can also develop. Over time, this damage can endanger your home and make it unsafe.

The best way to determine whether your home is poorly insulated is to have it tested by a professional. At Advanced Home Comfort, we conduct professional assessments that can help you to determine whether your home is under-insulated. 

Contact us today for a whole home energy evaluation that can lower your electricity bill.