Insulate Your Home to Save on Your Energy Bill
on Monday, August 29, 2022
Insulation plays a vital role in keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 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.
Fall 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 you 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.
There are many different types and applications suitable to a variety of needs. 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. To learn more about our available cost-sharing rebates, visit cfu.net/rebates.