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Home Insulation

Insulation is an easy way to help make your home more comfortable and spend less on heating and cooling.

By blocking the transfer of heat both into and out of your home, insulation makes it easier to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature with less energy use.

Ceilings typically have the most impact and are often the easiest to access, but insulation in your walls and floorboards can also add to your energy efficiency and overall comfort. Installing close fitting insulation with no gaps is key.

Whether you’re installing new insulation or upgrading what you already have, remember to check the R-value on the label. The R-value is a measure of the product’s level of resistance to heat transmission. The higher the R-value, the higher its effectiveness at preventing the movement of heat into and out of your home.