Put Your Home’s Efficiency in the PinkMar 17, 2009
Rising energy bills are forcing homeowners to choose between their family’s comfort and controlling their budgets. Most homes are too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. So what’s a homeowner to do to keep their home and family comfortable and healthy in these trying times? Improveit! Home Remodeling offers various products and ideas that can help your home be more efficient, save you money and keep your family comfortable.
An excellent product is the Owens Corning AttiCat Insulation. Up to 40 percent of a home’s conditioned air is lost through the attic. Adding insulation to the attic is the easiest and most cost-effective way to improve energy efficiency. As an added bonus, it helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By using the Owens Corning AttiCat Insulation and sealing leaks, you can help lower your homes heating and cooling energy bills by up to 20 percent as well as adding value to your home.
Your attic is the biggest culprit of energy loss in your home. Because attics are often one of the largest spaces in a home, it provides an opportune place for energy loss in our home. Attic insulation is one of the most popular Energy Star projects, which could allow you to take advantage of the new tax breaks for home improvement under the new American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.