Re-insulation is a term often used to describe the process of increasing the level of insulation in a home or building.  Re-insulation is a way to save money on existing buildings by improving the existing insulation value, which may have been top-of-class at time of construction years prior.  The first requirements were developed in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and many advancements have been made since then.  It’s like a retrofit, and insulation contractors, roofing contractors, or HVAC specialists are all good places to start looking.

  • Consider these statistics, based on US Department of Energy reports and Claritas studies:
  • Over 80 million homes are estimated to be under insulated in the USA today.
  • Buildings are the number one user of energy – more than industry and more than transportation.
  • Less than 1% of the re-insulation opportunity is estimated to be captured today.
  • Homeowners are willing to spend money on products and services that save them money.
  • Saving money and energy is on everyone’s mind these days, and attic insulation offers the best bang for your buck.

If you’re looking at improving the efficiency of your existing attic insulation and save money on your energy bills, you may want to look at a reflective foil product.  Particularly if traditional pink fiberglass batting doesn’t appeal to you (it’s kind of itchy, and can be irritating to lungs if breathed in), a good alternative may be reflective foil.

Attic insulation is meant to slow down or stop the flow of air from one space to another.  This is different than creating a vacuum, as some ventilation is necessary to avoid condensation when air temperatures change.  A professional, perhaps someone from your electric company or REC, can advise you as to whether additional attic insulation would all you to save money and add life to your HVAC system.

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