People with maintenance agreements may not realize their home is not properly insulated. This problem can become serious if you don’t take steps to manage it right away. The first step lies in understanding the common signs and symptoms of poor insulation. Let’s break it down:
Hot and Cool Temperatures
If one room in your home is typically cooler or hotter than the others, there’s a good chance poor insulation is to blame. A well-insulated home should have an even temperature that doesn’t change much from room to room.
Continually Fluctuating Heating Bills
While heating bills are going up with the increase of heating oil costs, this won’t explain high prices that seem to come out of nowhere. If your bill keeps creeping up, there is a good chance poor insulation is letting heat escape your home.
Drafts in the home indicate that the frames of your windows and doors are poorly insulated. A significant amount of air is likely seeping out of your home through these areas. Make sure to double-check these areas before getting new insulation.
An Invasion of Pests
When bugs and mice start appearing in your home without warning, poor insulation could be to blame. That’s because a proper insulation job will keep these pests out of your home. Check areas on the walls or near pipe and wire outlets to ensure no vermin are getting in through poorly insulated areas.
Get Your Home Fully Insulated
If you think your home suffers from poor insulation, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at Smoak’s Comfort Control as soon as possible. We can provide you with the help you need to keep your home comfortable and fully insulated, and we can also help you to take full advantage of a maintenance agreement.