Any air that leaks out of your home is money leaving your pocketbook. One of the most cost-efficient ways to save money on energy is insulation. For new builds or existing homes, insulation is an easy means to combat hot, humid Midwestern summers and frosty winters. At the nearest, you can find the insulation that best suits your needs. Then, to find a contractor to install it, check out our Find-A-Contractor tool.
HOW TO LOWER ENERGY COSTS
With a DIY home energy audit, you can follow a checklist to locate air leaks, identify energy-efficiency upgrades and find areas that need additional insulation. The best way to make your home more energy-efficient, however, is with a professional home energy audit, in which a professional efficiency expert visits your home and identifies ways to help you save money on energy costs.
Our Preferred Insulation Vendor
Contractors rely on Knauf Insulation because it’s easy to install and versatile for lofts, roofs, HVAC and industrial applications. In addition to helping lower both heating and cooling costs, Knauf Insulation is designed to provide excellent thermal and acoustic properties.
The Best Insulation for Your Home
In Midwestern homes especially, adding glass mineral wool insulation above minimum building requirements significantly increases energy savings. Talk with an insulation expert about which type of insulation is right for your home:
Glass mineral wool blanket insulation is packaged in batts, or rolls, and comes in a variety of thicknesses, widths, lengths and “R-values”—the higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness.
Batts & Rolls
Batts are most commonly installed in homes’ sidewalls, attics, floors, crawl spaces, cathedral ceilings and basements.
Glass mineral wool loose-fill insulation consists of individual bits designed to be blown into attic spaces or other areas of the home that are hard to access with blanket insulation.