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Indicators of Insufficient Insulation

Many people tend to think of cold winter weather when hearing about insulation, but it is important to note that insulation is equally as important during the summer season as it is throughout the winter. This is because insulation is not designed to keep your home warm, exactly, but rather to prevent excessive heat transfer into or out of the home. That being said, it should be obvious that insufficient insulation in North Seattle can lead to serious problems throughout the entire year. Of course, your insulation is hidden away behind walls and above ceilings, so simply looking over your insulation for signs of trouble is not really an option. Read the following tips, and schedule your insulation services with the pros at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc.

  1. High energy costs are among the most obvious of signs that you require supplemental or more efficient insulation in your home. If too much heat is allowed to move into or out of your home unfettered, then there is no way in which you can hope to heat or cool your home in the most efficient manner possible. If there is too little insulation in your home, or if it does not boast an appropriate R-value for your environment, heating and cooling your home can prove to be a very costly endeavor.
  2. Hot and cold spots popping up throughout your home are also indicative of problems with insulation. If some areas are nice and cool when you run your AC, while others remain uncomfortably warm, for example, it may be due to the fact that the insulation shielding those areas from heat transfer is insufficient. Even, effective cooling – and heating – is only attainable when your insulation is up to the challenge.
  3. Reduced indoor air quality may not be a problem that most people associate with insulation, but it is a very real concern. This is because, while not its primary function, adequate insulation can also help to keep airborne pollutants from making their way into your home. If you have reason to believe that your insulation is not cutting it, call now to schedule service with our insulation experts.

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