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HOW TO CHECK THE INSULATION IN YOUR HOME TO SAVE EXPENSES ON HEATING


HOW TO CHECK THE INSULATION IN YOUR HOME TO SAVE EXPENSES ON HEATING

Do you know that the reason you may be spending a lot on energy and heating in your home might be because your house is not properly insulated? Proper insulation of your home would not only save you money but is also good for the environment. Hence, knowing how to check the insulation in your home not only benefits your wallet but the planet.


YOU KNOW YOUR HOUSE IS NOT PROPERLY INSULATED IF:

  1. The temperature is never constant: The differences in the distribution of heat in your house can be a sign that your house is not properly insulated.

  2. Increased energy bills: A good way to spot bad home insulation is by watching out for any irregularities in cooling and heating charges. If you notice that your energy bills are getting excessively high, then it might mean that your cooling or heating system is having to do extra work to make up for the loss of heat. A simple crack in the wall or crevice in the ceiling can be doing a lot to your pocket.

  3. Frozen pipes: The frequency of your pipes getting frozen is an indication that your house is poorly insulated. A good insulation system ensures that your pipes are protected and do not burst due to excessive freezing.

  4. Do a touch test: if your home is properly insulated, then your floors, walls, and ceilings should feel dry and warm to the touch. However, if you touch these parts of your home and they feel cold and damp, then this could mean that your insulation is poor and should be fixed. It is worth checking the insulation level of your home if it means you get to save a lot while helping the environment.


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Sources:

https://happyhiller.com/blog/the-warning-signs-of-frozen-pipes/


https://blog.arcadia.com/reasons-energy-bill-going-up/


https://www.naturalinsulation.co.nz/home-insulation-info/home-insulation-environmental-impact/#:~:text=Reducing%20energy%20use%20and%20wastage,need%20for%20cooling%20and%20heating.


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