Warning Signs Your Attic’s Insulation is Failing

Posted - August 31, 2020
A DFW Attic Repair Tech Replacing Attic Insulation in Dallas TX

Your attic’s insulation is essential to your home’s comfort. It’s the material that literally holds your home’s conditioned air within its environment. However, insulation doesn’t last forever, and should be inspected every ten years or so.

If insulation starts falling off of its batts, your home could be in need of insulation services. There are several ways to tell if you have an insulation problem without having to dig too deep. If you notice any of these issues in your home, it’s time to schedule a home energy audit and inspection of the state of your fiberglass.

Your Home Just Doesn’t Feel Comfortable Anymore

After an air conditioning cooling cycle your home should experience relative comfort for at least 15-20 minutes. If your home can’t maintain air-conditioned comfort for that short period of time, many people point to the HVAC unit.

However, home discomfort between cooling cycles is a sign that there is an insulation problem within the home. Poor attic insulation allows cool air to leak out of the home and leads to costly discomfort for your family.

Pests Have Moved Into Your Home

If you’ve noticed that your home has become a host for bugs and other critters, the infestations could stem from your insulation. All of the chewing and burrowing pests do to your insulation weakens the barrier of protection it maintains for your home.

Not only that, but pest infestations in your insulation are a huge health hazard. As they defecate and urinate within the insulation, their filth seeps into the air that your family breathes.

Your Air is Dusty

If air can leak out of your home, you can bet that air from outside can come in! With that comes particles, dirt, and dust. This debris should be filtered out, but poor insulation serves as an open door to your home.

When outside particles mix with your functioning unit, prepare for dusty air that reduces the quality of air in the home. Left ignored, poor air quality leads to respiratory problems, so this red flag should be viewed as an emergency action situation.

High Energy Bills

When your attic’s insulation is patchy or falling off of its batts, your energy bill will surely rise. Your AC will have to work harder to keep your home comfortable, resulting in expended energy that you’ll have to pay for. If you notice your energy bills suddenly jumping to great heights, it’s time to get your insulation inspected.

How can Attic Insulation Services Help?

If your insulation assessment returns with proof that you need attic insulation replacement, there are several options available to protect your family. Some of the insulation replacement options we offer include:

  • Blown-In Insulation – A cost-effective option that seals up existing spaces in your home with fiberglass, mineral wool, and cellulose.
  • Spray Foam Insulation – This is a solution for larger, exposed areas in your attic. This is our most effective solution for preventing unwanted airflow within your home.

Keep Your Home Comfortable With Advanced Home Comfort

If these red flags have popped up around your home, don’t let your family live with low air quality for a second longer. Advanced Home Comfort is a team of home health professionals that can examine the state of your insulation and help you come up with an affordable, effective solution. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.