The days are getting hotter and the air conditioners are starting to blow, which means it’s time to start thinking about how you can save on energy bills. For many families in California, summertime can mean significantly higher energy bills as the air conditioning works overtime to keep the house cool. Insulation is your best bet when it comes to keeping the cool air inside and the hot air out.
Luckily, there are a few easy ways to tell if your home is suffering from poor insulation. If your home doesn’t pass the following do-it-yourself inspections, then it’s time to call the pros at Ace Insulation today:
High monthly energy bills
Dig up your energy bills from the last few years to see if there are huge increases over the years. You may want to consult an insulation professional if you’re noticing quite a big difference over time.
Over time, the insulation in the attics and walls may have settled, making the insulation less effective. This lack of protection can cause the warm air to leak in. A qualified technician can easily add insulation layers to the inside of your walls, basement ceilings and underneath the attic.
During the hot summer months, certain areas of your house may feel a sauna as hot air seeps into your home around window frames and door ways. Inconsistent temperatures throughout your home can affect how hard your cooling system has to work.
If you’re noticing temperature variances of more than 10-15 degrees between each room, then it’s time to call an insulation company. A professional will use spray foam insulation to seal any cracks and crevices that may be letting in hot air. Not only will these help regulate he temperature in your home, it will also help keep your energy bills under control.
Everyone knows that summer is prime time for bugs, but that doesn’t mean you want them in your home. Centipedes, mosquitoes and cockroaches can make their way into your home through tiny crevices and holes around doorways and windows. Like most people, these little pests are just trying to beat the heat. Unfortunately, these openings are also how warm air enters and the cold air escapes. Avoid calling the exterminator by sealing any openings with spray foam insulation in Petaluma, CA.
Excessive moisture in the attic
There’s a high chance that water in the attic or a dripping ceiling may be caused by insulation problems. Attics are the perfect target because the intense summer heat can cause moisture to condense in areas that do not receive a significant amount of air flow. The smallest amount of moisture in a poorly insulated area can lead to a big problem. Mold can even form if the area goes unattended for long enough.
If you’re seeing any of these telltale signs, then it’s time to call the professionals at Ace Insulation today. Our qualified team will make sure your family is staying cool all summer long.