Insulating is a quick, easy project that can help you improve your home energy efficiency and, in turn, save* on energy bills and add greatly to the comfort of your home.
When it comes to your day-to-day living and comfort, fiber glass insulation has a significant impact on your home energy efficiency and the environment – both your personal space and the earth’s. A proper thermal "blanket" helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer for the life of the structure, lowering year-round energy bills and conserving the earth's natural resources. Fiber glass is the original green building material – conserving nonrenewable resources and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Made from recycled glass and sand, an abundant and rapidly renewable naturally occurring resource, a typical pound of fiber glass saves 12 times as much energy in the first year in place as the energy used to produce it – and then goes on conserving energy for the life of the structure.
But insulation does much more than improve your home energy efficiency. Strategically placed, it absorbs sound and helps make your home a quieter place to live. And when you go to sell a home that boasts recommended optimum levels for your geographic region, you can expect it to have a higher resale value. More and more potential home buyers are becoming concerned with energy efficiency as experts continue to predict that energy costs will increase throughout the next decade.
*Savings because of home energy efficiency may vary. Learn about R-value www.energystar.gov . The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power.