Insulation in a home serves to keep warm air in during the cooler weather months and cooler air in during warm weather months. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that homeowners can save up to 20% on their heating and cooling bills with proper insulation. Not only can insulation make a home more comfortable and save on energy, it can keep HVAC systems from working so hard, often resulting in a longer life for heating and air conditioning equipment.
Insulation is one of those home improvements that can pay for itself. How is the effectiveness of insulation determined and what type of insulation is best for a particular home?
The Role of R-Value
R-Value is the thermal resistance rating of a particular type of insulating material. The…