A lot of homeowners have the belief that once they have insulation installed in their home, they do not need to worry much about it. Although this is true to an extent, as most high-quality insulation when installed correctly can last between 80 and 100 years, It is not impervious to wear and tear. Whether it’s due to water damage, compacting under its own weight, or because of pest infestations, there may be serious problems developing that you just don’t know about because the insulation is “out of sight, out of mind”.
That’s even without highlighting the fact that it may not have been installed properly. The simple fact is that the only surefire way to ensure that your home is benefitting from its insulation as much as possible is by having it checked regularly. Although there is no legal stipulation, the majority of experts, and that includes members of the US Department of Energy, believe that you should invest in annual inspections of your insulation. Further to that, if you have had work done on your roof, then you should invest in an attic insulation inspection immediately afterward.
Although it may not seem like a big issue because you can’t see the potential damage, it is the effect it has on the structural integrity of your property and the efficiency of your heating system. You could be wasting a lot of money on your energy bills because you’re heating and cooling system are working harder than necessary to compensate for the loss of heat or increase in warm air through damaged insulation.
Speak to one of our team members here at Texas Lone Star Ac & Heating LLC to arrange for an insulation inspection.