As one of the most significant sources of energy loss, the attic is important when it comes to insulation (and we’ve written a lot about attic insulation on our blog!) but the walls are also important.
Do your walls have enough insulation? How do you know if you need to add additional materials? Keep reading to learn more!
Signs to Look For
We always recommend professional help for insulation projects, but there are easy ways to do quick checks yourself. If you don’t want to make a hole in the wall, the easiest technique is to remove the light switch plate or electrical outlet plate and look to the side of the box. To the side of the box, the wall will appear either empty or you’ll see insulation. Other signs you may need more insulation in the walls include:
- Energy bills that are higher with no increase in usage
- Drafts and uneven temperatures from room to room
- Outside noises that seem louder than usual or louder than they should be
- Old age (if your home was built in the 1970s or earlier, there’s a higher chance you don’t have enough insulation to meet today’s standards)
If noises from adjacent rooms inside seem louder than they should, you may need more interior wall insulation. Insulating interior walls doesn’t affect energy efficiency/weatherization but offers soundproofing benefits.
Wall Insulation Contractors Serving Sacramento
The majority of houses have some sort of insulation, but older homes probably don’t have enough. If you suspect your walls—or other areas in your home—may need more insulation, call the experts at Gold Star Insulation! We have been insulating Sacramento, California homes for years.
Contact us today to learn more!