Since you cannot see your home’s insulation, you might struggle to figure out when it should be replaced or upgraded. One method of determine the quality of your home’s insulation is to look at your home’s heating and cooling bills. If you cannot seem to get your home to a comfortable temperature, despite having adequate heating and cooling units, there is a good chance that your insulation is the problem. It is a good idea to have a Richardson insulation expert come to your house to have a look if you suspect that the insulation is a problem.
Where the Air Escapes
When you cannot keep your home warm enough during the cooler months, there is a good chance that the warm air is escaping through your ceiling. In fact, about 40 percent of all heat loss in a home occurs because of inadequate insulation in the ceiling. Between 20 and 30 percent of hot air escapes through the walls due to poor insulation and 10 to 15 percent runs through the floors. Because this air can escape from anywhere in the home, you might need to have it completely upgraded if you want to keep your home a comfortable temperature.
Evaluating Your Insulation
Before you can replace your insulation, you will have to evaluate what you already have. The easiest way to do so is to have a Richardson insulation contractor have a look at your home to determine what needs to be replaced. If you choose to look at your insulation yourself, start by looking for gaps or areas where no insulation is present, as these areas could be the reason for your problems.
Finally, you will have to choose new insulation for your home. You can use fiberglass or polyester insulation segments in your walls or ceiling, but you must have access to the inside of your wall or ceiling to install it. This same can be said for foam insulation products. To insulate your floors, you might use aluminum foil or something else that is reflective, as this material seems to work the best. Ask your contractor about the best options for your situation because every home is unique, especially when retrofitting insulation.
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