Of course, you’ll want to exercise judgment when it comes to saving money versus safety. The expense of asbestos abatement is entirely worth it when it comes to preventing cancer symptoms.
If you plan to be in your current home for many years to come, you might consider contacting a contractor who can perform a home energy assessment. This generally involves the use of thermal cameras and a “blower test” that will show (often surprising) visual evidence of your home’s insulation weak spots. When fixing your insulation problems, look into your state’s energy policies to see if there are any available funds or tax credits, since many states are trying to encourage green building practices. One contractor said that the money spent replacing and patching insulation is often offset in energy savings after three to five years.