Did you know that simple insulation of your home can save you money in the long run? 50-70% of the energy used in homes is from heating and cooling. So, by stopping the leakage and properly insulating you can use less energy to stay comfortable, which is ideal for you and the environment.
Many insulators limit the movement of air while others block the flow of air. Since warm air naturally moves to cool rooms, cold attics and basements could be eating your heating costs. The heat could also be leaking out of door and window frames.
Usually you can start with an attic walls. Fiberglass and spray foam insulation are popular choices. The next places you will want to check are the windows in the entire home. Storm windows are double paneled and seal tighter to keep the heat in or out. You can even put reflectors on your roof to keep the radiative heat out in the summer.
You may be thinking, where do I get the money to do this? There are many companies that will allow you to make payments so you can start saving on energy right away. See Instructions and apply on the Green Deal website to avoid up-front costs and start improving on your home today.
Note: The Green Deal is for the UK only.