Home Insulation 101: Signs Your Home
is Under-Insulated

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Most homes today don’t have enough insulation in their exterior walls, basement, foundation, ductwork, and in other key areas. If you’re wondering if your house has enough home insulation, watch out for these signs before calling us here at 31-W Insulation.

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  • Extremely high energy bills—It’s normal for your energy bills to get higher during periods of extreme heat or cold, but if there are any huge increases, this may be an indicator your home doesn’t have enough insulation. Look at your home’s utility billing history for the past few years and take note of any extreme shifts in how much you’re paying for energy.
  • Fluctuating temperatures—When you have enough home insulation, the temperature inside your house should stay relatively even. If, for example, all your bedrooms are freezing cold, but your kitchen is way too warm, this is one sign that you may need to invest in more insulation.
  • Walls, ceilings, and floors that are cold to the touch—When you touch the floors, ceilings, and walls of your home, they should be dry and warm to the touch. Any drywall or paneling that feels cold and damp to the touch could benefit from more insulation to keep warm air within your home.
  • Draftiness—During the winter, drafts in your home are caused by cold air entering through the frames in your doors and windows. You can prevent these chilly drafts from making your home uncomfortable by adding extra home insulation to these areas.