Why to Insulate in Spring

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Winter is finally on its way out the door, and if your gas bill was astronomical between December 2022 and March 2023, then it’s probably time to consider new insulation. Replacing the insulation throughout your home is no small feat, but it comes with so many added benefits, especially when you decide to do it in the spring. 

If you’re not sure that insulation is your issue or you want to know about these great benefits of doing it in the spring, keep reading!

Signs of poor insulation

If you’re not sure your issues are insulation-related, we’ve gathered a list of signs it actually is your insulation so you can make the right decision for your needs. Some signs your home isn’t properly insulated, or that your insulation is bad, include: 

  • Your walls are much colder than room temperature
  • Condensation is building up on internal windows, pipes, or walls, or puddles of water appear mysteriously
  • There are dafts from doors, windows, and even around “light switches and electrical outlets”
  • You have noticeably colder rooms throughout your home
  • It’s been more than 15 years since your insulation was replaced 
  • Your gas/energy bills are extremely high

Pest infestations and mold growth are also common signs that you’re having serious issues with your insulation. If you’re noticing any of these signs, then it’s probably time to call a professional to get a better idea of what you’re working with.

5 benefits of insulating your home in the spring

While spring isn’t the only time of the year you can or should insulate your home, it is one of the better seasons to insulate it. There are a variety of reasons for this:

1. Perfect weather

Winter is a very cold season to rip out the stuff that’s working to warm up your home. Plus, with all the snow on the ground, your floors are going to be a complete mess. The summer, on the other hand, is very hot and will make it much harder to cool your home while the project is ongoing, leaving you feeling completely uncomfortable whenever you’re there. 

Spring offers you and your insulation team much better conditions for a moderately invasive job such as this since you won’t be trying to block out extreme cold or hot temperatures!

2. Just in time to block out all the allergens

Did you know that proper insulation (particularly spray foam) can help keep allergens out of your home? Pollen, dust, and other irritants are extremely prominent throughout the season, causing many to experience serious allergic reactions. Reinsulating your home before they’re in full swing is a great way to reduce your and your family’s symptoms. 

3. Scheduling is easier

Many people don’t begin thinking about replacing their insulation until the summertime. Whether they think this is the best time to get the job done or they just forget about it until they’re uncomfortable in the hot weather, summer is busy for insulators. 

Additionally, it’s harder for installers to do an energy efficiency evaluation during more extreme weather, and because of the heat, it can take longer for installers to get the job done. Mild weather is perfect for teams to get a good read on your home and finish the job as quickly as possible. 

4. Keep the cost of cooling your home down

Similar to winter weather, hot weather can seriously impact your energy bills if your home isn’t properly insulated. Where you can experience cold air seeping in and warm and seeping out during the winter are the same places you will find cold air seeping out and warm air seeping in during the summer. 

So, if you want to avoid spikes in your A/C utilization, getting new insulation before you’re ready to start using it is our number one recommendation!

5. Help your HVAC system last longer

Your HVAC system is made up of your furnace, air conditioner, and ventilation system. When your home has a hard time keeping cold air in and warm air out, your HVAC system is working a lot harder to keep your home cool than it would with proper insulation. 

Overutilization of your air conditioner can decrease the life expectancy of your unit, leading you to costly repairs and replacements down the line. By investing in the re-insulation of your home, you can extend the life of your HVAC system

The bottom line

If after reading this article you’re realizing that you might have a serious insulation problem, then it may be time to schedule an appointment with a professional. For more information about Northstar Insulating, appointment scheduling, and more, contact us today!