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. For your residence, Fiberglass Insulation is one of the best products to use to insulate your home.
Fiberglass Insulation 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.*
By making sure your home’s insulation levels meet the latest recommendations issued by the Department of Energy (DOE) and other agencies, you can cut down on your personal energy usage year-round. Proper insulation levels will also help keep your home more comfortable. Check the insulation levels in your attic, sidewalls and crawl spaces to see if they comply with the DOE recommendations.
Upgrading your home’s insulation levels will help reduce energy loss. Insulation in your home offers the additional benefit of noise control. Fiberglass insulation is an excellent acoustical material that helps keep outside noise out and reduces transmission of household noise from room to room. Kitchens and bathrooms, in particular, can generate significant noise levels and disturb occupants of sleeping rooms. Whether you’re building a new house or renovating an existing one, make sure that both the interior and exterior walls are insulated to recommended levels. Upgraded insulation levels can help soundproof and weatherize your house for optimum living quality.
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.