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Smart Money Insulation
Home owners often treat insulation as an afterthought but it is arguably the most important building component for boosting efficiency and savings. Yet owners try to go cheap. After all, how sexy is insulation? Insulation isn’t cool like geo-thermal or solar systems. You’re just stuffing it inside the walls and between the joists where nobody sees it. Who cares? Just put anything in there so at least there’s something between the inside and outside, and save a buck while you’re at it, right?
The reality is that your choice of insulation is critical to the air flow and energy use of the entire house. It’s the difference between spending smart money INSIDE the walls versus wasting cash in utility bills from air leaching OUTSIDE the walls. No matter what air handling and conditioning systems you choose, their efficiency and peak function is directly affected by the type and manner of insulation you select. Go cheap and you’re undermining the benefit of your HVAC (which is the acronym for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning if you wondered).