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Is Your Home Properly Insulated?

Most homes have some amount of insulation built into them, but there are many places that may have been forgotten. Making sure your home is properly insulated will help prevent heat-loss in the winter and keep your home cool in the summer. Plus, it will help you save money on energy costs and is better for the environment.

 

Properly Insulated

Here are several areas to check for proper insulation:

  • attic
  • basement
  • crawl space
  • exterior walls

In addition, you may want to insulate interior walls, ceilings, and floors for soundproofing and extra energy savings. 

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Is It Time To Replace The Insulation In Your Attic?

Is it time to replace the insulation in your attic? Over the years, the insulation in your attic can break down and can cause lots of problems. Here are a few ways to tell if your Kansas City area home needs more insulation.

Is It Time To Replace The Insulation In Your Attic

Your Energy Bills Are Expensive

If you have an efficient heating & cooling system and your windows are in good shape, your insulation is probably the reason for your high energy bills. If your home is poorly insulated, your HVAC system has to work harder to keep your home at a desired temperature. This is because a home that isn’t properly insulated allows heat to seep into your home in the summer and cold air in the winter. Insulating your attic, according to the Department of Energy, is one of the most important energy-saving projects you can complete in your home.

Upstairs Rooms Are Significantly Warmer in the Summer

Another telltale sign your home needs more insulation is if the upper levels of your home experience more heat and humidity in the summer months. Temperature differences that are 10-15 degrees or more between your lower and upper floors are a sign of poor insulation. Inconsistent temperatures is another issue that can affect how hard your heating and cooling system has to work, which will cost you more money on your energy bills.

Freezing Pipes in the Winter Months

Frozen pipes in the winter shouldn’t be an issue if you have a properly insulated home. If you experience this problem you are probably lacking insulation in the walls of your home and maybe your attic. Don’t wait too long to fix the issue, or you could have a real mess on your hands that will cost you a lot more money than having insulation installed. If your frozen pipes burst you could be looking at a gutted home.

How effective insulating your home will be depends on the quality of the installation job. If the material used is high quality, but spots are missed during the job, the material will not be able to properly insulate the home as it should. Our friendly professionals here at Henges Insulation provide high quality work on every job. When you are in need of insulation in Kansas City, MO, give us a call here at Henges Insulation. We have been in business since the 1940s and provide high quality services on every job. Whether the job is big or small, we are here to help Kansas City, MO and the surround areas. Call 913-764-4600