Is Your Home Properly Insulated?
By now you may have noticed how well (or how poorly) your home is able to retain heat and keep cool air out. One key factor to the comfort in your home during the winter is insulation, so ask yourself, “is my home properly insulated for the cold weather?” Here’s how you can tell!
- You shouldn’t be freezing in one room and feeling warm in another. If you do, these uneven temperatures are a giveaway that your home is under-insulated.
- Proper insulation will keep all of the warm air you pay for inside your home. If you notice that your energy bills have been increasing from year to year, that air might be escaping through uninsulated spaces!
- When drywall and paneling inside the home feels damp or cold, there’s not enough insulation between the cold environment outside and the warm walls, floors and ceilings inside.
- Sometimes not having enough insulation around doors and windows can result in cold drafts in certain areas of the home during the winter months.
- Without enough insulation, there’s a greater chance for your home to experience problems with frozen pipes – which, if left unattended, could lead to burst pipes and costly water damage.
If you think your home isn’t properly insulated, consider looking into adding or upgrading the insulation in open spaces such as your attic or basement, and anywhere else that’s easily accessible. In the meantime, keeping your heating system fueled up and running can help you stay warm – and being a HEAT USA member helps you do just that!