Having enough insulation in your attic ensures the energy efficiency of your home throughout the year.
If you aren’t sure whether enough your home has adequate attic insulation, here are a few of the most important ways to tell:
- Consistent energy bills — If your heating and cooling bills are relatively consistent from month to month, this is a good sign you have enough attic insulation. However, if your utility bills vary drastically, you might want to consider investing in additional insulation.
- Even temperatures — When you have your HVAC system running, is each room in your home just as warm or cool as the next? If so, your attic insulation is doing its job. If not, your home’s insulation may be struggling to provide adequate comfort levels and even room temperatures.
- Drafts aren’t an issue — If drafts don’t seem to be an issue in your home, there’s a good chance your attic insulation is doing its job. If, however, your home is constantly drafty, especially in the winter, there’s a good chance your insulation is lacking.
- Your floors, ceilings, and walls aren’t warm — When it’s cold outside, do your floors, ceilings, and walls feel relatively warm to the touch? This is a good sign the insulation in your home is doing its job. However, if your floors, ceilings, and walls are cold when you touch them, you might want to consider additional insulation.