Though you may think attic insulation only impacts temperatures, poor insulation can cause countless problems in your Horizon, TX home. Here are some of the telltale signs that you need new insulation in your attic.
Water Damage and Leaks
Insufficient insulation can damage your roof as water may enter through air cracks in the insulation and create leaks. Over time, this can lead to rotting.
Growth in the Attic
Even if no visible leaks are apparent, improper insulation may allow moisture to enter your attic. A moist environment is perfect for the spread of biological contaminants. If you notice any growth in your attic, your insulation may be to blame.
If some rooms in your home seem to never get warm or you often feel drafts, it’s time to reconsider your attic insulation. Cold ceilings or interior walls are also signs of insulation issues. Inadequate or uneven insulation creates cold spots in your home by allowing winter air to enter through the ceiling.
High Energy Costs
If your heating system is fighting against cold air from poor attic insulation, it is inefficiently using excess energy to keep your home warm. Solid insulation will decrease your energy bill and keep your HVAC system from working beyond its capacity.
Insects or mice in your attic are a sign that your insulation needs replacement. These pesky critters exploit cracks or holes in attic insulation to create tunnels and nests.
If you’ve noticed these signs in your home, contact Dynamic Heating & Cooling, Refrigeration for an assessment of your current attic insulation. We can replace it with standard or blown-in insulation, which eliminates air leaks and provides vigorous and consistent protection against outdoor weather. You’ll notice the difference immediately in your home comfort and your power bills.
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