One of the good things about living in Florida is that it is highly unlikely you’ll ever have to deal with frozen pipes or ice dams because you need more home insulation. However, just because you don’t have this symptom to be concerned about, doesn’t mean there aren’t others you do need to consider. Here are the top four indications that you should call for a home insulation assessment:
- High Utility Bills – It is expected that your utility bills will rise a little bit each year when rates go up, but if your HVAC system is running more than it should to compensate for not enough home insulation, you’re going to be paying far too much. Not only that, but the system is working harder, which means it will need replaced sooner. It is best to spend the money on more home insulation than a new HVAC system.
- Lack of Comfort – If no matter where you have the thermostat set you don’t feel comfortable, it is likely because you have insufficient home insulation and your HVAC system simply cannot regulate the temperature to your liking.
- Insects and Rodents – If your current home insulation has gaps, there is the perfect opportunity for insects and rodents to move about and enter your home. If you are seeing evidence, such as live or dead creatures, droppings or nesting places, it is a good idea to check your home insulation.
- Fluctuation Between Rooms – There is nothing more frustrating than having one room exceptionally cold and another uncomfortably warm. This is a good sign that you have an issue with your home insulation and should have it checked out.