Homeowners often want to know whether they have enough insurance. And while you can certainly look at your energy bills or the age of your house to come up with some clues, these methods don’t always provide conclusive answers.
Fortunately, there’s a visual check you can do to determine whether your home is properly insulated. All you need do is go up to the attic with a flash light and look around.
The insulation should cover your floor joists completely and be evenly distributed throughout your attic. If that’s not the case, you probably need to update your insulation.
If you don’t like the idea of climbing into the attic yourself, you can certainly have the team here at Done Right Insulation check your attic for you. We’ll be happy to give you an honest assessment, and we don’t mind getting up there since we spend most of our time in attics anyway.
You could also get energy experts out to perform a home energy audit. The way they do this is rather cool—they use infrared to find hot spots—all the places where your air conditioner is not working effectively.
Either way you’ll be able to find out whether a high electric bill is the result of insulation or some other problem. After all, bad windows will raise your electric bill as well. We’d never advocate giving you a service you don’t really need. We just want you and your family to be comfortable, and we want to give you the power to save as much money on your cooling bills as possible.
If you do need insulation, don’t stress. It doesn’t cost nearly as much as you think it does. We can often do an entire home for less than $2,000. Wondering how much your home will cost? Call us today for a free quote and we’ll be happy to clear up the mystery for you. That way you’ll be able to make an informed decision about whether or not it’s smart to add new insulation to your home.