Heating and cooling account for 50 to 70% of the energy used in the average American home. Inadequate insulation and air leakage are leading causes of energy waste in most homes. Insulation: saves money and our nation's limited energy resources makes your house more comfortable by helping to maintain a uniform temperature throughout the house, and makes walls, ceilings, and floors warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The amount of energy you conserve will depend on several factors: your local climate; the size, shape, and construction of your house; the living habits of your family; the type and efficiency of the heating and cooling systems; and the fuel you use. Once the energy savings have paid for the installation cost, energy conserved is money saved - and saving energy will be even more important as utility rates go up.
Energy Efficient Doors and Windows
Replacing old windows with ENERGY STAR qualified windows lowers household energy bills by 7-15%. Lower energy consumption also reduces greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and shrinks a house's carbon footprint.