Where Insulation Is Needed the Most

By Robert Robillard on Uncategorized

insulationWhere is Insulation Needed In Your Home?

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:

Energy Eaters

35% Appliance Gains
26% Window Solar Gains
22% Attic & Duct Gains
10% Infiltration
7% Walls

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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.

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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