Understanding Insulation R-Value

A well insulated home can save you money, and is an important consideration not to overlook. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that just under half (44%) of the energy used in the average American home goes towards heating and/or cooling. The good news is they also report a homeowner may be able to reduce their heating bill anywhere from 10% to 50% simply by increasing the amount of insulation installed in their homes. Properly insulating your home not only reduces heating and cooling costs, but also improves comfort. Insulation is measured in R-value, a measure of thermal resistance or the resistance to… READ MORE