The Importance of Proper Attic Insulation

Most Riverside homeowners already know the importance of proper attic insulation. Those pink fiberglass strips and other insulation solutions are what keep cool air in and warm air out (or, depending on the time of year, vice versa).

When insulation stops working at its best, it lets out the warm or cool temperatures that your HVAC system worked hard to circulate. As a result, your HVAC system will work harder to achieve the same results, which means you’ll be paying higher energy bills. 

That’s why it’s important to work with professional attic insulation contractors. Our insulation removal team will extract old insulation to replace it with new, clean insulation, including batt or blown-in attic insulation (which is better as it keeps your home at the correct comfort level). 

Did you know that improper attic insulation can cause more problems than lousy temperature control? It can also lead to higher energy bills and can even cause your home to develop bad smells. 

Here are just a few of the nuisances you can expect when you fail to upgrade your insulation. 

Pests 

When your attic insulation becomes too old, it becomes an ideal nesting spot for bugs and critters to burrow into and call home. 

Why does this happen? As insulation gets older, it becomes less effective. If you have fiberglass insulation, then it can sag and droop, creating perfect holes where pests can enter and find refuge from the elements. On the other hand, if you have foam spray insulation, it can crack and split after many years, which results in the same problem. 

If you’re noticing an uptick of pests in your attic, consider reaching out to attic insulation professionals like Sheldon’s Heating & Air Conditioning to upgrade your insulation and better fortify your home against disease-carrying pests. 

Bad Smells and Poor Air Quality 

Think about all of the rain your home has weathered over the past year. Now consider all of the rainfall that has occurred over the past ten years, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of how hard your roof, attic, and insulation work to keep moisture out.

However, despite your home’s best efforts, some moisture is bound to sneak into your attic. Too much of that moisture can lead to mold, mildew, and fungi growth in your attic and insulation. After a while, that mold can create disturbing smells. 

But that’s not all. Mold spores can get swept up into your HVAC system and circulate in your home, wreaking havoc on your respiratory system. 

Don’t let bad smells keep you down. Find out more about changing out your insulation for a clean, healthy living space. In addition to changing out your moldy insulation, consider adding a solar fan to keep your attic nice and dry. 

 

Working with the Best Attic Insulation Companies

If you’re noticing funny smells, an uptick in your energy bills, or temperature control problems, your home’s insulation is probably outdated. Using old insulation is not only uncomfortable and expensive, but it can also be dangerous. 

Have a home in Riverside, California? Contact us today to upgrade your attic insulation for a better, safer, more functional home.