Paul Cuerrier Insulation Services wants to help you make the right choices when it comes to insulating your home. Here are a few useful tips that will make a significant impact on your monthly energy bill, your insulation works and your overall health.
There are many ways to make maximum savings out of your energy bills:
Heating & Cooling
There are ways to heat and cool down your house without having to spend an awful lot of money:
Signs of Upgrade
There are warning signs that indicate that your house may need an insulation upgrade:
An insulation upgrade can save you money later on heating and cooling bills.
Your family’s health is your highest priority. Mould can affect many aspects of your health: it is not to be taken lightly. Mould is the result of badly installed insulation or water damage. If insulation materials are not installed correctly moisture can occur in your walls, attic or basement. Mould primary grows in damp places with no light.
If you've experienced water damage, it is highly recommended that you replace the insulation. If the vapor barrier was not correctly installed moisture might occur behind the plastic and subsequently little particles of mould might stream in your air ways. Mould may worsen asthma and weaken your respiratory system. You should refer to a professional to assess the matter if you think you might have mouldy insulation or if you are thinking of adding new insulation to your home.
The insulation in your home might be working against you. Fiberglass and blown insulation can gather dust and other allergens that can worsen asthma. If the insulation isn’t correctly installed air may slip through and bring insulation particles into your home.
There are solutions available. You can have your insulation inspected to make sure it was installed properly.You could also change the type of insulation you currently have (there is no price to healthy living) to spray foam which is in itself a vapor barrier and does not consist of dusty material.
Have you ever wondered why staying in your house during allergy season is sometimes worse than sitting outside? Your house might aggravate allergy symptoms. Fiberglass insulation might gather more dust and allergens. If not properly installed, tiny particles of dust may slip into your house and make your life more complicated. Furthermore, critters and rodents may leave feces in that insulation and in the long run make the air in your house unsafe to breathe unless properly installed.
For more useful tips call Paul Cuerrier Insulation Services in Ottawa and the surrounding areas.