If the insulation in your home is getting old it can begin to become less efficient. Old insulation can affect the comfort level of your living space as well as the health of you and your family.
Let us guide you in recognizing the signs that it may be time to have your insulation replaced.
DRAFTY SPACES: Drafts are an issue in both summer and winter as they allow the conditioned air (heated or cooled) to escape. While a slight breeze may not always be unpleasant it is important to realize that along with that air may come insects, dust, and outside contaminants that are not passing through your filtration system. This can include bacteria, germs, mold spores, and allergens. Most drafts come in by way of leaky windows and improperly sealed doors though other air spaces can exist especially in an attic area.
THE ROOM THAT WON’T COOPERATE. It happens! The AC may be set as low as it can go and yet that one room is till uncomfortable and hot. Vice versa in the winter months. Your home may be toasty, and yet one odd ball room is still too chilly for your liking. This can be a frustrating and expensive situation if that “one room” happens to be where you need to spend time. It will hike your electric bill. One major cause can be insufficient or misplaced insulation.
ALLERGENS OR ILLNESS. If you have bad allergies or illness do you notice it seems worse when you spend time in one particular room? Residents will sometimes start to notice that, when in certain rooms or a single room in their home, they sneeze, cough, or itch more than normal. It could be that water has leaked into the walls permeating the drywall as well as the insulation. That dampness can easily turn to mold in Florida. Black mold will cause severe life-threatening respiratory illness if left untreated. If you suspect mold it is important to get it inspected.
At All Day Air Cooling and Heating, we believe that no one should have to live in a house that makes them uncomfortable or physically ill. For more information on how quality insulation can cause almost instant improvements in your family’s quality of life, contact All Day Air Cooling & Heating today at (239) 357-0727 to schedule an appointment. www.alldayaircooling.com.