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. And even if your home was built after 1980, the standards for insulation have consistently changed over the years. The required insulation decades ago may not meet code today, which means it would be worth doing an insulation inspection.
How else can you tell if you need insulation? Answer these questions:
If you answer “Yes” to any of the questions below, we may be able to help. Let us do a home insulation inspection so you can know for sure.REQUEST AN INSPECTION
- 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 seem like it never gets a break in the 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?
You checked all of the boxes. Continue on.
Our home insulation inspection 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