EPA and Energy Star estimate that homeowners can typically save up to 20% of heating
and cooling costs (or up to 10% of total energy costs) by air sealing their homes
and adding insulation in attics, floors over crawl spaces, and accessible basement
rim joists. Proper insulation can be one of the most cost effective energy efficiency
investments in a home.
Your home may need more insulation if:
- You have an older home
- Insulation wasn’t properly installed – even new homes can have gaps, voids and compression issues
- Your insulation is older or damaged – age, moisture, other repairs or pests can all affect its effectiveness
A quality insulation installer will often have an infrared camera to check the status
of the existing insulation as well as check their own work following installation.
To estimate your potential to save energy and money by installing these improvements,
please see the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Saver calculator.
Please visit Energy Star to find information on Federal Tax Credits for this product.
To check the utility rebates available for these products, please check these websites if you are a customer of:
Reflective Insulation and Radiant Barriers