Insulate Your Home to Save Money and Use Less Energy
Insulation plays a vital role in keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. When a home is properly insulated, it keeps the heat where it belongs.
Add insulation to help your air conditioner or furnace operate more efficiently and lower your energy use.
The EPA estimates that a properly sealed and insulated home can save an average of 15% on heating and cooling costs.
Now is an excellent time to assess your home and determine if you would benefit from added insulation before winter.
The effectiveness of insulation is measured as R-value. The higher the R-value, the greater resistance to heat flow, meaning the less heat will escape from your home in the winter.
Most homes built after 2010 have insulation with a high enough R-value to maintain sufficient efficiency. But older homes may benefit from added insulation.
Homes should be insulated from the roof down to its foundation. However, attic insulation is most important.
A qualified contractor can help you determine which parts of your home are vulnerable to heat loss and where added insulation may have the most impact.
Properly sealing your attic, doors and windows can also help your furnace operate more efficiently, saving you money on your utility bill.
CFU offers cost-sharing rebates for both insulation and air sealing projects. CFU must determine the initial R-value before installation. Contact CFU Energy Services at 319-266-1761 to schedule insulation pre-approval.
To learn more about our available cost-sharing rebates, visit cfu.net/rebates.