You can reduce your home’s heating and cooling costs through proper insulation and air sealing techniques. These techniques will also make your home more comfortable.
Insulation is made from a variety of materials, and it usually comes in four types: rolls and batts, loose-fill, rigid foam, and open and closed cell foam-in-place.
Use higher R-value insulation, such as spray foam, on exterior walls and in cathedral ceilings to get more insulation with less thickness.
The proper insulation design is the most affordable component to energy efficiency in a property. For example the best friend of solar photovoltaics is insulation.
Learn more about all the insulation materials in the marketplace at the Solutions Center.
Green Fiber – The Best Cellulose Insulation in the Marketplace
Fiberglass Insulation – While fiberglass insulation is in nearly every existing home in America. While prevalent in the marketplace the Energy House/BEA does not recommend the use of fiberglass in its energy upgrades if at all possible. There are many alternatives to fiberglass and where possible they should be included in a project.