You think your home is insulated, but is it?
Here’s a telltale sign. If your home was built before 1980, that automatically makes you one of the 77 million Americans whose homes are insufficiently insulated, if they are insulated at all. Prior to 1980, there were no building codes for insulation minimums.
How else can you tell if you need insulation? Answer these questions:
- Is your home too hot and stuffy in the summer?
- Is it too cold in the winter?
- Are your energy bills higher than expected?
- Do your allergies flare up when you are IN your house?
- Is the upper floor 5-10 degrees hotter than the main floor in summer…colder than the main floor in winter?
- Are some rooms in your home a different temperature than others, even on the same floor?
- Do you feel drafts in certain rooms?
- Does your air conditioner work overtime in summer?
- Does your furnace never get a break in winter?
- Do you keep fidgeting with the thermostat to keep your home at a comfortable temperature?
- Are outside noises such as barking dogs, lawn mowers and traffic bothersome when you are inside?
- Does your roof collect dangerous icicles and ice dams in sub-freezing weather?
- Are you using portable heaters, extra blankets, and wearing an extra layer of clothing during the winter months?
- Are you turning on fans, buying window A/C units, and sleeping without sheets or blankets during the summer?
- Are you considering getting a new A/C unit, furnace or windows with the hope that it will help you feel more comfortable in your home?
- Are you able to see the floor joists in the attic?
- Was your home built before 1980 when insulation was first required in new homes?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you may need insulation. But a home energy audit will tell you for sure.
Our home energy audit takes multiple factors into consideration:
- Your energy consumption
- Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC)
- Your geographical region and climate
- Your home’s dimensions
Schedule your FREE home energy audit today!
Learn more about the benefits of home insulation including increased comfort, savings on monthly energy bills, reduced carbon footprint, increased health, and increased home value!