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Improve Attic Insulation to Save Money

12 November, 2015

Installing a larger quantity or more effective insulation in your attic is a great way to improve the energy efficiency in your home, and therefore reduce your energy expenses. However, for most homeowners it is not an easy task to just hop up into the attic and install different insulation. Some of the other recommendations in this blog series, such as installing dimmer switches or a reflective coating are an easy fix that nearly every homeowner can do. Insulation, however, may require a professional.

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Technical Expertise Required

It’s very difficult for almost any homeowner to change or install new insulation in their home. This means that if you want to replace the insulation in your home, you not only have to pay for the new material, you will also most likely have to hire a contractor. This adds to the expense of improving your home, and extends the payoff schedule of your energy savings.

Energy Savings Payoff with Insulation

Once the new insulation is installed, you will start to see immediate savings on your energy bill as your house stays cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. A well-insulated house is a thing of beauty and is truly something to be excited about.

It’s difficult to calculate your exact expected savings when improving your insulation because every situation is so different. Your current insulation could be very bad or a decent insulator, both of which dramatically change how much a new layer of insulation will help. Only you have the required information to determine your savings.

Conclusion

Improving the insulation in your home can be a difficult, time-consuming, rather expensive process. However, it’s a very effective way to lower your energy bill and see immediate results. You will experience energy savings as soon as you install better insulation, it’s simply a question of how much money you will save. The more you spend on the insulation material and the installation of it, the longer it will take to pay off with your savings, but the more money you will save in the long run.

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