Insulation can yield deep savings on heating and cooling costs when combined with proper air sealing.
Insulation and air sealing work hand in hand to save energy and money, in addition to making your space more comfortable. Air sealing is always the first step: without an effective barrier, air flows right through most insulating materials like fiberglass. Any surface in your home or building that divides the interior from the exterior should be insulated. While no two homes or commercial buildings are the same, more insulation is typically better.
DIY vs. Hiring a Contractor
Insulating an attic or basement yourself can have a significant impact on how comfortable you feel at home or work. For tips on basic DIY insulation, watch our how-to videos. For deeper savings and greatest comfort, hire a trained professional who can address health and safety issues with proper ventilation. Either way, we recommend pairing insulation improvements with other weatherization upgrades to get the most out of your efforts.
- Boost comfort in your home or business, with less heat loss to the outdoors
- A quieter space: better control of room-to-room and street-to-building noise
- Pair insulation with air-sealing and other weatherization upgrades for more impact