As heating and cooling costs increase, so does the interest in making homes more energy efficient. Because heat rises, it is gradually lost through the attic. Everyone knows that attic insulation helps to prevent heat loss in the winter, but it also reduces cooling loss in the summer. Insulation resists the transfer of heat, so the same insulation that keeps your heat inside in the winter keeps the heat outside in the summer.
Home Insulation Guide
Want to know what areas of your home to insulate? This Interactive guide will show you the five main locations and the best types of insulation for each area.
USI will help you consider several effective ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency through insulating and air sealing your attic, walls and other places in your home. The options may include a combination of the following solutions:
Batt insulation and blown-in insulation are the most popular insulation choices. When selected and installed properly, both can be cost effective ways to achieve lower utility bills.
FACT: Up to 60% of a home’s heat can be lost through the attic.
Recommended Levels of Insulation in Your Area
Learn how much insulation you need based on your location.