Insulation Blog Series: Part 3 – Why Should I Insulate My Home?

Now that we have discussed a little more in-depth about insulation including insulation terminology, facts, and types of insulation; I thought it would be appropriate to discuss why you need insulation. For this blog, Moonworks has provided a list of bite sized insulation facts for you to consume:

  • Un-insulated or under-insulated attics can account for up to 40% of your home’s heat loss.
  • Insulating your home to the appropriate R-value could instantly save you up to 20% on your yearly energy costs.
  • According to the Department of Energy air leakage, moisture infiltration, and inadequate insulation are the leading cause of energy waste in older homes.
  • Well-insulated and properly sealed houses are more comfortable than poorly insulated and drafty homes.
  • Insulation is a great way to reduce outside noise.
  • Insulation can keep you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
  • 30% Tax Credit for 2009 or 2010 – The U.S. government is offering a tax credit of 30% when you purchase home insulation this year.


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If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the rest of our Insulation Blog Series here.


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