What & Why
Why Insulate?It's Cheap,
Fast and Easy
Weatherizing and insulating your home is the quickest
shortcut to major energy savings. You can increase the comfort of your home while
reducing heating and cooling needs by up to 30%, just by investing a few hundred
Is Your Home Naked to the Outside Weather?
need better insulation if:
1 � Your home is older and you haven't added
insulation--only 20% of homes built before 1980 were well insulated.
� You're uncomfortably cold in winter or hot in summer.
3 � You've built
an addition or installed new siding or roofing.
4 � Your energy bills are
5 � You're bothered by noise from outside--insulation helps to muffle
What's an R Value? Does it help?
measured in R values�the higher the R value, the better your walls and roofs will
resist energy loss. The U.S. Department
of Energy (DOE) recommends certain R values for certain parts of your home,
based on local heating and cooling costs and climate conditions in different parts
of the country. For a copy of this chart, call (800)363-3732.
At the Home Improvement Store Insulation products come in four
types�batts, rolls, loose-fill, and rigid foam boards. Be sure to get the right
type for the specific space to be insulated. Compare R values and installation
OK, You Know WHY You Need to Insulate... and WHAT Insulation Is.
How about WHERE to insulate?
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