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Your insulation is a crucial component in keeping your Columbus, Georgia, home comfortable and efficient. Unfortunately, over time, your home’s insulation can become damaged or break down due to remodeling projects, water damage, or normal wear and tear. Not sure if your insulation needs an upgrade? Watch for the signs and symptoms listed below.

Your Utility Bills Are Higher Than Normal

While it’s normal to have utility bill fluctuations when the weather changes, if your bills seem to be higher than they normally are for the season, you may need to replace your home’s insulation. Your insulation helps keep the heated or cooled air in your home where it belongs. When areas of your insulation become damaged, there may be temperature fluctuations around the home, which can cause your HVAC system to have to work harder than it should. The harder your system has to work to maintain the temperature, the higher your energy bills will climb.

You Have Pests Around Your Home

Pests such as squirrels, mice, and snakes love the comfort, warmth, and protection that insulation can provide them. They will often make nests in your insulation, chewing through it and leaving behind fecal matter and urine. If you have recently had a pest infestation, odds are you will need to replace some areas of your insulation once you get your pest problem sorted out.

You Have Had Recent Water Damage

If you’ve had leaking from your ceiling, roof, or walls, then the insulation is likely to have become wet as well. Once insulation becomes wet, it not only loses its insulating properties, but it can also lead to biological growth, which can cause the quality of your indoor air supply to begin to suffer. When repairing your water damage, it’s always good practice to inspect your insulation and replace any areas that have become wet.

If you notice any of the signs above, call Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning at 706-405-4796 today. One of our service techs will help you find the best type of insulation for your home.

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