Keeping your Jacksonville, Florida, home properly insulated is important for keeping your home running efficiently. It’s also vital for maintaining good comfort levels in the home. Unfortunately, your insulation can become worn or damaged over time. Replacing or upgrading it is necessary. If you notice any of these signs, it may be time to consider an insulation upgrade.
Higher Than Normal Utility Bills
If your heating and cooling bills have been higher than normal, it could be a sign that your air conditioning is leaking through poor insulation. It could also be a sign that your insulation isn’t working properly to keep hot air out of your home. Therefore, you should consider an upgrade.
Hot and Cold Spots Around Your Home
When you have worn or damaged insulation in areas throughout your home, it could result in some rooms feeling warmer or colder than others. You may also want to check your insulation if you notice that certain rooms aren’t as comfortable as they were in previous years.
You Detect the Presence of Pests
If you’ve had a recent problem with pests in your home, it may be wise to check your insulation for damage. Pests such as mice, squirrels, bats and snakes may have made the insulation in your attic or crawlspace their home for the winter months. Insulation is a common place for them to make nests and also leave behind bacteria. If you detect the presence of pests in your insulation, you should remove and replace it.
Drafty Areas Around Your Home
Drafty areas may be a sign of leaks around windows and doors. But they also could be a sign that your insulation is worn in those areas. If you reseal windows and door frames and still feel drafts, odds are your insulation is the culprit.
If you detect any of these signs of poor or damaged insulation, call us at 904-685-1582 today. Cool Connections, Inc. will help you find the best insulation to suit your home.
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