Most people know that properly insulated homes are more energy efficient than poorly insulated homes.
A typical pound of fiberglass insulation saves 12 times as much energy in its first year in place as the energy used to produce it.
Installing insulation helps reduce energy loss in a number of areas in the house. About 25% of a home’s energy can be lost through the attic.
The attic is the easiest place to add insulation, so it should be the first area of the home to focus on during an energy efficiency retrofit.
Adding insulation to walls and ceilings and over unconditioned ground floor spaces, like basements and garages, is a simple and effective way to reduce energy loss.
Should I insulate my home?
- Have an older home and haven’t added insulation (only 20% of homes built before 1980 were well insulated)
- Feel uncomfortably cold in the winter or hot in the summer.
- Have a new house or addition or have new siding or roofing
- Pay excessive energy bills
- Get bothered by noise from the outdoors
- Feel concerned about the effect of energy use on the environment
If you answered “yes” to any of these, call NOW!