How Do I Check If There Is Insulation In The Walls?

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How Do I Check If There Is Insulation In The Walls?

Postby dianed » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:10 am

I know I can check the attic and crawl space if there is insulation. But how do I know if there is insulation in the walls?
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Re: How Do I Check If There Is Insulation In The Walls?

Postby JimK » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:02 pm

Use a screwdriver to remove the outlet plates and you should be able to see whether there is insulation in the walls.
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Re: How Do I Check If There Is Insulation In The Walls?

Postby dianed » Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:43 pm

Thanks Jim. We checked. We have insulation in the walls, in the attic and under the floor. Why is our house still cold in the winter even with the furnace running?
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Re: How Do I Check If There Is Insulation In The Walls?

Postby JimK » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:07 am

With furnace on and still cold means cold air is coming in from the outside. You may want to go to a hardware store to buy a weather stripping kit and do it yourself. Air seal around all the windows and doors. Make sure damper is closed when fireplace is not in use. This simple steps should help. For better comfort, an energy audit would help to find out leaks from other areas, such as attic and crawl space. After the test, the energy specialist will provide a report detailing problems and solutions.
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Re: How Do I Check If There Is Insulation In The Walls?

Postby mikebonar » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:24 am

I am here much later, but i can dianed has added useful reply for you, if you still such kind of problem like extra heating in summer, so i think you should show your home to any insulation professional..

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