Does Your Home Need More Insulation? [infographic]

At Energy Works, we serve the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina with effective insulation services to reduce your heating and cooling costs. Whether you have an older home or one built more recently, there can be some signs that you could benefit from more insulation. If you notice any of the following signs of inadequate insulation, call on us to complete a full assessment of the energy efficiency of your home and provide you with recommendations.

Does Your Home Need More Insulation? [infographic]

  • Insulation Doesn’t Look Right- If the insulation in the attic appears flattened or uneven, it could have settled with age and isn’t providing the thermal benefit any longer and more insulation is needed. If the insulation is less than 8” thick or you see gaps around the edges, it is time to evaluate if you need more insulation.
  • Climbing Energy Bills- It is not uncommon for heating and cooling costs to increase a little bit each year due to inflation and other factors, but if you see larger jumps or your bill is higher than you think it should be, it is a good idea to have the insulation inspected.
  • Uncomfortable Home- If you are experiencing drafts, inconsistent temperatures throughout the home, or you cannot get the house warm or cooled regardless of where you set the thermostat, it is a sign that your HVAC system is struggling, and it is likely you need additional insulation.
  • No Previous Insulation Evaluation- If your home is several years old and you have never had the insulation evaluated, it is probably a good time to call for a full assessment, as it may not have been built with the premium materials that are on the market today.