When your home has issues staying cozy, people rarely think it’s because of their insulation. A lot of the air that your heating and cooling system works so hard on can actually slip right through your home if you don’t have good insulation to keep it inside. A poorly insulated attic can end up costing you more money in the long run!
What Are the Signs of Poor Attic Insulation?
Even if your home used to have enough insulation, it might need more now. A lot of homes have cellulose insulation, which is recycled paper coated in flame retardant. Because it’s just paper, gravity pushes it down and compacts it over time. This leaves you with flattened and thin insulation!
A poorly insulated attic could make it difficult to get your home comfortable. Even the best AC and furnace won’t be able to keep your home at the most comfortable temperature if your home doesn’t have good attic insulation. Not only that, but a poorly insulated attic could be costing your family a lot of money!
If you’ve been noticing these things, it might be time for new, better insulation:
Your AC or Furnace Runs All the Time
When your home has poor attic insulation, your heating and cooling system will need to work extra hard to keep your home comfortable! Insulation retains the temperature in your home, so the cool or warm air your system is producing will easily escape without enough insulation to keep it in.
High Utility Bills
When your furnace and air conditioner have to run extra long and extra hard to keep your home comfortable, it’s gonna reflect on your utility bills. If yours seem to be higher than usual, there might be something wrong with your heating and cooling system or it could be due to poor attic insulation.
Inconsistent Temperatures in Your Home
If your home never seems to get to a comfortable temperature, it might be because your poorly insulated attic is letting out all the cooled or heated air.
You Feel Cold Drafts
If your home feels drafty in the winter, it’s likely because your home doesn’t have enough insulation to trap heat.
Walls and Floors Feel Cold to the Touch
When temperatures are cold outside, your home should be holding in the heat your furnace produces. If your walls and floors feel cold, it’s likely you don’t have enough insulation to trap that heat.
Some Rooms Are Hotter or Colder Than Others
There are a few things that could be at play when you have rooms that feel like different temperatures, but this is one of the signs of poor attic insulation.
Let Us Fix Your Poorly Insulated Attic!
If you think your attic insulation isn’t doing its job anymore, let us know! One of our experts can come take a look at how much insulation you have, what it’s made out of, what condition it’s in, and whether or not it’s the cause of the problems in your home. If it turns out new, better insulation is the answer, we can get things sorted out FAST!
When you call Morris-Jenkins for better insulation, we’ll come out and blow in Fibercloud™ insulation. This insulation stays fluffy and thick, so your family won’t have to worry about insulation ever again!
Just call us, text us, or message us online. A real person will be on the other end to help! When we blow in new insulation, you’ll know it’s done the right way the first time so your family can feel comfy at home year round.