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Signs that your Insulation Needs to be Replaced

Energy Efficient vs Energy Inefficient Home

It is easy to forget how important proper insulation can be for your home. It is what helps keep you comfortable and warm in the winter, and cool in the summer. Good insulation can also save you plenty of money on your monthly energy bills. Although you may not notice the problem right away, neglecting to replace your insulation when it has become damaged or ineffective will cost you money and cause you problems down the road. Always make sure to do a yearly inspection of your insulation to make sure that it is fully intact and functional. Be on the lookout for any of these warning signs, and if you notice any problems, be sure to take action quickly. Contact the professionals at Urban Environmental for quick, efficient help replacing your insulation.

 One sure sign that your insulation is no longer functioning properly is fluctuating temperatures in your home. If you are setting the thermostat to a specific temperature and notice that it often feels hotter or colder than normal, you should check your insulation for damage as soon as possible. Sometimes changing temperatures happen when insulation has shifted or fallen out of place, so it is easy to make things right. However, if your insulation appears to be worn out or damaged, replacement may be necessary.

 If small animals such as squirrels, mice, rats or bats have somehow gained access to your home, they can cause massive amounts of damage to your insulation if they are left unchecked. If you discover any kind of unwelcome animal in your home, you should do a full inspection to make sure they have not nested inside your insulation. Animals can tear your insulation to shreds, and they can also leave hazardous waste materials behind that can compromise your health. If an animal infestation has occurred, it might be best to contact the professionals at Urban Environmental for help.

 Everyone knows that the weather in Vancouver can be extremely stormy and wet at times. Water can get through the tiniest cracks and damage your home. When insulation becomes wet, it stops functioning properly and will need to be replaced. Mold can start to grow, and you and your family’s health can be seriously compromised. If you have been having a problem with water leaks in your home, you should make sure that your insulation has not been affected.

 If you notice that your monthly energy bill is higher than usual, you should do a thorough inspection of your home to determine what the cause could be. Increasing energy costs are often caused by insulation that has become damaged and is not functioning properly. Though replacing all the insulation in your home can seem like an expensive proposition, you will actually save money in the long term. If you contact Urban Environmental for help, we will install the highest quality modern insulation in your home, which will often immediately reduce your energy bill. When a home improvement project can actually save you money, there is no reason to delay. Contact Urban Environmental and let us show you why people all over Vancouver trust us to replace their insulation.