Assessing Your Insulation Situation

One of the most important ways to make your life easier next winter involves managing or reducing your energy bill. One way to do this is weatherization which we talked about in our last blog. An important element in home weatherization is insulation.

The simple fact of the matter is that many homes are under-insulated – especially older homes. Is yours one of them? Here are some places to check:

In your attic

Along exterior walls

Under-applied insulation – or no insulation – in your exterior walls could have a big impact on your energy bills. To assess the insulation situation in your home’s outer walls, try these methods:

In your basement or crawlspace

Just like your attic, an unconditioned crawlspace or basement can have a significant impact on your energy bill. Here’s some guidance on basement and crawlspace insulation:

Do your research!

Once you have a better idea of your home’s insulation situation, do a little more research about options for improving it so you can spend less on your bills next year. Here are some resources from the U.S. Department of Energy to get you started:

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