Insulation Replacement: When is it Necessary?

Insulation is a vital piece of your home, especially in the midwest. It can keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer and ensures your home is at a comfortable temperature year-round. Unfortunately, over time, your insulation can wear out and cause your energy bills to skyrocket. Insulation replacement is necessary in these situations and can help keep your home comfortable all year long.

At Applegate Home Comfort, we are apt at removing and installing insulation safely and efficiently. Before you contact our Michigan office for our HVAC and home heating and cooling needs, let our team of experts explain some of the signs that your home insulation needs to be replaced and how we can help.

Signs Your Insulation Needs to be Replaced

Because home insulation is not visible, it can be difficult to tell if it is time for insulation replacement. There are some signs you can look for, however, that could signal that it is time to replace your insulation. Some of these signs are:

  • Fluctuating Indoor Temperatures: Home insulation is meant to keep your home’s temperature consistent, so you don’t have to continuously adjust your thermostat. If the indoor temperature in your home is fluctuating, it may be time for home insulation replacement.
  • High Energy Bills: If your energy bills have progressively gotten more expensive, poor insulation may be to blame. Insulation is meant to keep heat in, and if the insulation fails, you will be paying more to continually heat your home as air escapes.
  • Pest Infestations: Many forms of insulation are meant to help prevent mold and pest infestations from occurring. If you have noticed pests or animals in your attic, crawlspace, basement, or in your walls, insulation replacement can help to control these issues.

Michigan Insulation Replacement

Here at Applegate Home Comfort, we can help determine if your home’s insulation needs replacement by performing a home energy audit. A home energy audit will help us determine if there are any leaks and how air tight your Michigan home is. Once we have done this, we can help assess the situation and help you determine the best course of action to repair these issues.

When looking at what type of insulation to use in your home, there are a number of factors to consider. For example, the cost and environmental impact are often aspects of insulation homeowners take into account when it’s time for insulation replacement. Additionally, the fire safety of the insulation should also be taken into account.  

Contact Applegate Home Comfort Today!

If you have noticed any of the signs above in your Michigan home, it may be time for insulation replacement. Of course, if you’re interested in insulating your home, as opposed to replacing existing insulation, we can help! You can contact an HVAC and insulation specialist by calling Applegate Home Comfort at 517.337.7700 to get started today!