5 signs of a poorly insulated home
Does your home have efficient insulation? If your home was insulated years ago and isn’t up to current standards, you may be noticing the signs of a poorly insulated home. It can result in uncomfortable and unhealthy living conditions and should be treated as soon a possible to reduce its harmful effects.
Here’s a few signs of poor insulation to look out for.
1. HIGH ENERGY BILLS
Have your energy bills increased over the years? This may be due to poor insulation within your home. If your insulation is old, it may have begun to settle – causing the insulation to be less effective, and making your home unprotected from cold and hot temperatures. This can result in high energy costs from needing to use the heater more often in winter and using air conditioning or fans in the summer.
2. UN-EVEN TEMPERATURES AROUND YOUR HOME
Insulation provides homes with even temperatures throughout your home. So if you feel like different rooms have different temperatures – like feeling extremely cold in the kitchen, but then too warm in your bedroom – you’re in need of better insulation.
3. COLD WALLS AND FLOORS
A good test on determining whether your home is insulated efficiently or not is to do the ‘touch test’. Feel your ceilings, walls and floors – they should be warm and dry – however, if they are cold or damp, it means your home doesn’t have enough insulation. The touch test also includes feeling your exterior walls – these walls should feel cold, as it means your insulation is doing its job of keeping warm air inside the home.
4. CHILLY DRAFTS IN YOUR HOME
Feeling chilly drafts is common in homes with poor insulation. It’s caused by cool air entering through window frames and doorways. Spray foam insulation can be added to these areas to help prevent these cool drafts, to ensure your home feels much warmer in colder weather.
5. EXTRA MOULD, CONDENSATION, AND MOISTURE
Noticing extra mould, moisture, or condensation around your home? This is generally a sign of bad insulation or ventilation in your home. Condensation is the process of damp air turning into liquid, making your home feel damp, and resulting in mould and moisture around your home. Keeping your home warm with quality insulation can help reduce the risk of mould and moisture.
PROTECT YOUR HOME WITH QUALITY INSULATION
If you’re noticing any of the 5 signs stated above, it’s important to act on it quickly to prevent any further damage to your home or health from poor insulation. At CosyWall Insulation, our experts can help you quickly determine if your home needs more or better insulation. We provide our clients with high-quality insulation to help improve their living conditions and prevent health issues from poor insulation.
Get in touch to learn more about how we can help you ensure your insulation needs are up to standard.