How do you know if you need more insulation in your home?
Any one of the following conditions can be an indicator of inadequate insulation:
- Heating and cooling bills are high
- Rooms in the house feel drafty or uncomfortably warm
- The furnace or air conditioner runs constantly
- Outside noise is audible inside the house
- Snow melts quickly off the roof
- Icicles and ice damming occur on the roof
The best way to determine if you need additional insulation is to measure the depth of insulation currently in your attic. If there is less than R-49, (19 inches of fiberglass or rock wool, or 12-13 inches of cellulose), you could benefit by adding more insulation to your attic. Adding Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation on top of other types of insulation reduces air infiltration and improves the performance of your existing insulation.
If your attic has ample insulation and your home still feels drafty and cold in the winter, or too warm in the summer, the exterior walls may not be sufficiently insulated. Basements and crawl spaces need proper amounts of insulation as well. Of course, doors and windows should also be checked for air leakage.
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Nu-Wool was GREEN long before Green Building existed. With its low embodied energy, high recycled content and superior energy saving performance, Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is without question the GREENEST insulation product in the marketplace.