Where Insulation Is Needed the Most
Finding the source of where your home is not efficient on energy use is the first step in cutting energy costs. Part of that means determining where insulation is needed the most.
The following represents the average breakdown of where energy usage and its “energy waste” come from:
35% Appliance Gains
26% Window Solar Gains
22% Attic & Duct Gains
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As you can see a large amount goes through the roof. Adding insulation will cut down on that 22% Attic & Duct as well as the 7% walls and the 10% infiltration. I recommend using a good quality High Density insulation.
With the cost of crude oil and electricity rising, it is an important factor in controlling your monthly expenses for your home.
How to determine which insulation to get. Look for the R-value – The higher the R-value, the better the insulation. High R Double Sided Foil Insulation has a consistent 14.5 R value. Compare that to fiberglass blanket insulation with half the R-Value.
It has been shown that Fiberglass blanket insulation can also lose more than half it’s R value in humid areas.