Unless your home was specially designed and constructed for energy efficiency, you can probably reduce your energy bills by adding more attic insulation. In the United States, homes use from about 50 – 75 percent of their energy expense in heating and cooling!
Why Is Insulation Important?
Heat loss is a key ingredient to the formation of ice dams, adding insulation can help minimize the process from beginning. Fiberglass Insulation also conserves nonrenewable energy sources, decrease dependence on foreign oil and lower greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, the recycled content of CertainTeed Fiberglass Insulation is currently 30-35% consisting of pre-consumer and post-consumer products.
Fiberglass insulation used in residential and commercial construction as a thermal and sound absorbing material. CertainTeed Insulation products improve building energy efficiency and reduce building energy consumption for the life of the structure.
Up Front Costs VS. Long-Term Savings
When insulation is inadequate, air leaks out of homes and is a leading cause of energy loss. The U.S. Department of Energy provides an equation consumers can use to estimate how long it takes for the cost of insulation to pay for itself in energy savings. Michigan’s climate saves about 20 percent of heating and cooling energy and reduces its utility costs by about 19 percent – all costs are recovered in approx. 5 years!