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Unless you’re living in a brand-new home specifically designed to be green and energy efficient, chances are you can increase the efficiency of your home by adding additional insulation. Older homes for sure can benefit from extra layers of insulation, but even newer homes can be improved.
Before you can determine if adding insulation is a good move, you need to have your home’s existing insulation inspected by a qualified insulation inspector like Eagle Inspections. These energy experts can identify areas in your home that can benefit efficiency improvements and insulation upgrades. Energy inspectors check for air leaks and measure existing insulation in order to determine if your home is functioning at maximum efficiency.
When Should You Get an Insulation Inspection?
A number of different circumstances call for a professional insulation inspection, including the following:
All new construction requires a thorough insulation inspection.
Following roof replacements or repairs, attic insulation should be inspected and corrected.
Insulation isn’t a fix it and forget about it proposition; insulation changes over time. Insulation materials compact over time, experience damage from weather or animals, and may naturally deteriorate over time. The US Department of Energy actually recommends annual insulation inspections to keep homes functioning at optimum efficiencies.
Before Buying a Home
Don’t buy a home without an insulation inspection. Having the correct insulation will save you significant dollars in heating and air conditioning bills over time.
What Can You Expect from an Insulation Inspection?
Inspectors will visit your homes and check the following:
Insulation: Inspectors will visually inspect your insulation to make sure that you have insulation in all areas where it is needed, that it is in good condition, and that it is the appropriate R-value for your area.
Sealing: Inspectors go through your home to check proper air sealing. They look for air gaps along windows, walls, and doors as well as openings near electrical wiring, HVAC system connections, and other places. Identifying and closing these gaps will help make your home more energy efficient.
Major appliances: An energy auditor can also check your water heater, HVAC system, and other major appliances to make sure you’re not consuming more energy than necessary.
Call Eagle Inspections Today
Have your insulation inspected by Eagle Inspections today. We provide affordable, reliable, and fast energy inspections. We’ll give you an honest assessment of your insulation’s current health and let you know what plans you need to make for future upgrades. Call us today!