At this point, you’ve hopefully had your heater tuned up so that it is ready for the chilliest weather of the year. There is still time to schedule that service if you haven’t already, of course. Just remember that routine heating maintenance isn’t the only factor to consider when it comes to keeping comfortable efficiently this winter.
You also need to know that your home is properly insulated. If you have any reason to suspect that you are living with subpar insulation in Kingsburg, CA, just give a member of our team a call. We can determine if insufficient insulation is behind the problems that you’re experiencing.
Problems Caused by Poor Insulation
While issues with your heating system may not be evident until the heating season is underway, insulation actually works year round. This is beneficial in that it can help to you recognize problems and to have them resolved before temperatures drop. Insulation is there to prevent the unwanted transfer of heat into or out of your home. In the winter, poor insulation can leave you with cold spots in your home. In the summer, you may have hot spots in those areas that are not well-insulated.
High heating or cooling costs may also indicate that you need your insulation improved. Even issues with your indoor air quality can stem from insulation problems. By adding more insulation problem areas, or replacing insulation with materials of a higher R-value (which rates insulation efficiency) you can resolve these problems.
Not only can improving your insulation help you to heat your home more evenly and with greater efficiency, but it can also take a lot of strain off your heating — and cooling — system. This helps to prevent problems from developing and can limit instances of repair needs.
From insufficient amounts of insulation, incorrect R-values, and materials damaged by pests, Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning can resolve your insulation problems successfully.