3 Important Home Insulation Questions

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3 Important Home Insulation Questions

1.  How much insulation do I need?  The Department of energy provided a map with recommended R-values for your area at

2.  Which R-values have the highest R-values?  An R-value chart can be found at http://www.coloradoenergy.org/procorner/stuff/r-value.htm

3.  How long will it take to pay back insulation costs?  The Department of Energy can help calculate payback periods at http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/insulation_airsealing/index.cfm/mytopic=11360

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"Carolina Joe" Idleman

0 Replies to “3 Important Home Insulation Questions”

  1. Hey Joe, the link you posted to the Energysaver site on calculating savings has a pretty confusing formula to the lay person. When I mention spray foam to people, though, easiest thing for me to do is mention the Habitat for Humanity study. They basically built two identical homes, one with spray foam insulation, one with fiberglass. Monitored the electricity usage of both homes after five months, and it turned out that the spray foam home had $500 less in electric bills. Could be more or less, of course, but they’ll get their investment back. Good post, though.

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