Insulating is a simple concept. It is no more complex than the idea of using a blanket or a drink cooler – it helps keeps the heat either in or out and helps to keep items and spaces at the desired temperature for a longer period of time.
Insulating with fiberglass is one of the most effective and sustainable things we can do to reduce energy use and control the environmental impact of homes and other buildings. Reduced energy use means a cleaner future for our children, reduced carbon footprint and less dependence on foreign energy sources. Properly installed, maintenance-free fiberglass insulation, by its very “nature”, provides a lifetime of energy savings and the possibility of lower energy bills.*
When you reduce energy use or the total demand for energy in your home, you will have lower energy bills assuming a constant or increasing cost of that energy. Lower energy bills can be achieved year round with an increase in properly installed insulation by keeping the house as warm in the winter and as cool in the summer as before but with less effort. You can be as comfortable and the furnace won’t have to run all night during the winter or the air conditioner will be able to “take a breather” during a hot summer afternoon. Energy Star® estimates you can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs* by sealing and insulating. Visit http://www.energystar.gov/ for more information on getting lower energy bills.*
*Savings may vary. Learn about R-value. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power.