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replacing insulationReplacing insulation may enhance indoor comfort and increase energy savings. The question is: When is replacing insulation actually required? Under normal conditions, insulation materials don’t “wear out” or simply deteriorate. However, when affected by specific events, insulation may degrade and no longer effectively inhibit heat transfer. Also, other factors must be considered such as advances in composition and manufacture of insulating materials now on the market.

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Your Guide to Proper InsulationIf you’ve been watching your heating bills go up as the temperatures go down, you might consider adding more insulation. All insulating products slow heat transfer whether they’re in the attic or the basement walls. This rundown can help you identify the right type to help you save energy dollars and increase your comfort.

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Why Attic Insulation Is ImportantInsulation is a major component of your home's efficiency. It helps keep warm air in its correct place -- inside your home during the winter and outside your home during the summer. While maintaining insulation in your walls and beneath your floor is important, attic insulation is tops for many reasons when it comes to blocking heat movement.

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Here's How to Check Your Insulation LevelsAs most homeowners know, insulation is a great way to keep your home more comfortable while saving money and improving energy efficiency. However, many homeowners don't know how to determine if they have the appropriate amount of insulation. In fact, some homeowners may not know that there are recommended insulation levels based on your climate and the type of insulation you're using.

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Here's Why Insulation is Still Important During the SummerYou're probably well aware of the benefits that insulation provides during the heating season. Snug in your warm house during the winter months, you know that without a well-insulated house, you'd freeze and end up with expensive heating bills. Yet, the same dynamic occurs in the summertime if your home isn't properly insulated.

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Improve Comfort By Insulating These Areas of Your HomeHeat movement through your home's envelope causes temperature fluctuations from room to room. Since heat energy moves from a warmer to cooler place, heat movement through the ceiling, walls and floor in places where home insulation is lacking always works against comfort and efficiency.

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Increasing the amount of insulation in your attic or walls will lower your heating and cooling billsand is the least expensive way to save energy for decades to come. The two most common insulation products used in retrofit situations are fiberglass and cellulose. Fiberglass is made from silicone, while cellulose is made from recycled paper. They share some characteristics, but differ in others that may make a difference in the type you choose.

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Insulating And Sealing: A Late-Summer Project That Will Pay Off This WinterInsulating and sealing your home in late-summer or fall will help ensure that you stay warm and cozy during the cold Indiana winter. Stopping air leaks and adding insulation will not only keep you more comfortable, but also reduce your energy bill by preventing heat loss. Some aspects of keeping your home airtight can be accomplished yourself, but for more complex tasks, or jobs that involve getting into tight or hard-to-reach spaces, seek the help of a qualified professional.

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