5 ways to tell if your home suffers from poor insulation

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Home insulation may not sound as exciting as buying a new sectional for your living room or re-doing your kitchen backsplash, but it’s just as important when it comes to making your home feel comfortable. In addition to keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, insulation can help lower your energy bills and maintain your home’s value.

“Without proper insulation, the air from inside your home can escape, making your HVAC system work harder, resulting in both increased energy usage and costs,” Vahid Azari, registered home inspector and owner of All Season Inspection Inc., tells Livabl. “I’ve inspected thousands of homes and have found that most homeowners automatically presume that temperature issues are due to a problem with the furnace. They never even consider the state of their insulation.”

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