Although it doesn’t get too cold here in the Sacramento, California area, re-insulating is a great way to save money and live more comfortably. No matter the temperature outside, the right insulation solutions can help you maximize your home’s energy efficiency and lower your utility bills.
Do you know if you need more insulation? Many homeowners don’t and that’s okay (it’s what professionals are for!). It can be helpful to have some basic information before you start calling up companies. How do you know if you need to remove old insulation and install new materials?
How Long Will Insulation Last?
It starts with how old your insulation is. Unfortunately, insulation doesn’t last (and perform effectively) for years and years. If you just moved into a newly built house two years ago, you are most likely good to go. Modern homes are well insulated and more energy-efficient than homes built even a decade ago! You should consider re-insulating and call an insulation company if your home was built in the 1970s or earlier or if you’ve been living in your home for years without ever checking things like insulation levels (especially if you’re not sure when the home was built).
Do I Need to Remove Old Insulation?
Insulation that has been installed for years can start to sag, deteriorate or get infested with rodents. This significantly decreases its effectiveness.
In addition to old age, other signs you may need more insulation are:
- Drafts (particularly near the windows) and uneven temperatures from room to room
- Higher than normal energy bills for the time of year
- Air conditioning or heating system running more than normal
- Unusually warm second story (which indicates your attic may need more insulation)
Insulation Removal & Installation in Sacramento, CA
Do you need to remove old insulation in your home? You’ve come to the right place. Gold Star Insulation can replace your old insulation with new fiberglass, cellulose, spray foam, denim or radiant barrier. With new insulation installed, you can save money and live more comfortably this winter—and all year long.
Contact us to learn more about insulation removal and our insulation installation services!