27 Jul 2011
The use of electricity or gas for heating and cooling in an average home, accounts for 50 to 70% of its energy use. Did you know that inadequate insulation and air leakage are leading causes of energy waste in most homes?
Insulation saves you money, makes your house more comfortable by helping to maintain a uniform temperature throughout the house, and makes walls, ceilings, and floors warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
The amount of energy you conserve will depend on several factors: your local climate; the size, shape, and construction of your house; the living habits of your family; the type and efficiency of the heating and cooling systems; and the fuel you use. Once the energy savings have paid for the installation cost, energy conserved is money saved – and saving energy will be even more important as utility rates go up.
If you aren't sure about the quality of the insulation in your home, why not check out your local representative and find out what you can modify in your home to save you thousands of dollars in the long run.