Whether the cold temperatures of the winter are approaching or you are looking ahead at the upcoming dog days of summer, you might be wondering how you can make your home more comfortable while still saving money. Both the winter and summer months are prime times that you can expect your utility bills to creep upwards.
1. Cold Floors and Walls in the Winter
Do you need to wear socks, slippers or even shoes during the winter months in order to keep your feet warm? Are your walls cool -- or even cold -- to the touch when the temperatures drop outside? If you answered yes to either of these questions, your home likely needs additional insulation.
2. Hot Air Inside Your Home During Summer Months
If you notice that one, or more, rooms of your home are warmer than others when you have your air conditioner running, it is likely that that particular room is lacking adequate insulation.
3. High Energy Bills
While a slight increase in your energy bills during excessively cold or hot weather is to be expected, too many homeowners in the Twin Cities area think that such high energy bills are something to be suffered through during the Minnesota winters and summers. If you think you are paying to much for your utility bills during this time, you probably are.
4. Mold Growth
The presence of mold inside your home is never a good sign. It needs to be addressed as soon as you discover it. While many people associate the discovery of mold with a leak of some type, this is not always the case. If your home does not have enough insulation, your HVAC system might not be able to effectively cool a room in your home, leaving it susceptible to the development of mold.
5. You Have an Attic and/or an Unfinished Basement
The attic and basement are two of the areas of a home that are often quoted as being places where a lack of insulation is seen. If you are having comfort issues or facing high energy costs, consider having a professional look at the amount and quality of the insulation in those two areas first.
If any of the above five situations pertains to you, contact your local insulation experts, like Signature Home Services, today. Signature Home Services offers eShield Insulation with all its built-in benefits. Contact them today to set up your free consultation.