With temperatures dropping here in Minnesota, you may be noticing some weak spots in your home’s heating and insulation systems. For example, is your furnace working constantly to keep your home warm? Are there drafts in your home? Have you noticed unusually high heating bills? If so, your home may be trying to tell you something and winter is the time to listen. As the trusted insulation contractors for Maple Grove and the surrounding areas, we would like to tell you more about the signs your home may be giving you that it’s time to consider the health and efficiency of your home insulation.
Does each room in the home seem to be a different temperature? If different rooms have different temperatures that’s a clear sign your house is under-insulated. It’s important that all areas of your home are properly insulated. Heat and cool air can escape almost anywhere if there isn’t proper insulation to stop it.
Over the winter, take note of any drafts in your home. Drafts in certain areas of a home are caused by cool air entering around window frames and doorways. Adding the right type of insulation in these key areas will not only make your home feel less drafty, it will also save you on energy bills.
Speaking of energy bills; look over your home’s energy bills from the last few years. Do you notice huge increases? This may be one of the first tangible signs your home’s insulation could use some help or reevaluation.
Aside from high heating bills, another warning sign in winter is ice dams. Ice dams occur when heat rises from a poorly-insulated home and melts the bottom layer of snow off on the roof. The melted water then trickles down towards the gutters and freezes once it hits the cooler air. The result is large chunks of ice and ice dams.
Does your home feel cold? While it may sound rather simple, when drywall and paneling inside a home feels damp or cold, that is one indication that there is not enough insulation.
And, these are just a few of the signs to look out for this winter. Have you noticed any of these telltale signs? For more information about our insulation contractors serving Maple Grove and the surrounding areas, call us at Lewis Insulation at 763-477-2612, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.