How to Check For Insulation In Your Walls

Posted on on March 26th, 2015

iStock_000018025340_LargeDid you know that a lot of older homes don’t have insulation?  This can have a huge impact on your energy bills, as well as the comfort of your home.  Now that it’s finally spring, it’s time to start thinking about home improvement projects.  Here are a few tips to help you check for insulation in the walls of your home to ensure that your home is energy-efficient all spring and summer long!

How to Check for Insulation:

  1. Remove Baseboard Molding – Gently insert a pry bar into the molding or baseboard that runs along the bottom of the wall.  remove the molding by pulling straight back away from the wall.
  2. Check for Insulation – Drywall will often have a space at the bottom of the wall where you can see insulation.  If you have fiberglass insulation, chances are you will see it sticking out of the bottom.  However, you may be able to see blown-in insulation through this slit too.
  3. Locate Studs – If you don’t see a space under the molding, check for studs in your drywall and cut a 3/4 inch hole int he drywall near the floor.
  4. Use an Inspection Scope – An inspection scope can help you see what is going on inside of your walls.  It should be obvious if you have no insulation.  If you don’t have an inspection scope, our technicians can help!

Read more about how to check for insulation in the walls of your home here.  You can also contact our office with any questions you have about your home insulation and how you can improve your energy-efficiency this spring.  Call 203-297-6337 to contact our professional technicians today.

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