Attic insulation is one of the best lines of defense for keeping cold air from escaping your Lady Lake, Florida, home. However, insulation doesn’t last forever. The following four tell-tale signs can let you know when it’s time for an attic insulation upgrade.
Increasing Energy Bills
Has your energy bill begun to increase? The reason could be that you need new attic insulation. As insulation ages, it becomes less effective in keeping cool air in and blocking the heat from outside.
Ineffective insulation forces your air conditioner to work harder to keep your home cool and comfortable. As a result, your energy bill will start to creep up. With an attic insulation upgrade, however, you can keep your energy costs under control, and your air conditioner will last longer.
Upstairs Feels Hotter
Your attic insulation is like a hat for your home. In the summer, a worn out hat won’t keep the heat out. Proper attic insulation blocks outside heat from penetrating, which helps to keep your home cool. When your attic insulation is worn out, the rooms in your home will feel unusually hot as the cool air will escape through your attic.
High humidity in Florida is not good for your home. Good attic insulation is a protective barrier against humidity. When the insulation is worn out, you’ll notice humidity starting to take its toll on your home; it will feel damp and you’ll notice biological growth in some places.
Your Insulation Looks Old and Worn
Attics are vulnerable to dirt, wind, cold, heat, pests and dust. Unsurprisingly, old insulation loses its pink or yellow hue and becomes dusty and gray. Sometimes by just looking at your attic insulation, you’ll know it’s time for an upgrade.
If your home tends to be warmer than it should be, or you notice any of the other tell-tale signs discussed above, contact DeSantis Appliance & AC Service Inc at (352) 414-2328 to learn more about your attic insulation options.
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