Quick and easy attic insulation lowers energy bills
(NC)—With spring comes the promise of warm, sunny days with AC units pumping full force, consuming energy. This spring, consider a simple 'do-it-yourself' project that will take the stress off your AC unit and save money on your energy bills.
A major source of energy loss and expense in a house can be an improperly insulated attic. Insulation not only keeps your home warm in the winter, but also cool in the summer. You can reduce energy loss, as well as the unnecessary stress on your air-conditioner, by simply topping up the insulation R-value in the attic.
Over time, insulation can settle or compact, reducing its overall effectiveness or R-value. Innovation has brought us a 'loose stone wool' insulation to fill all gaps and provide an overall covering. It acts like a thermal barrier to keep warmth out and cool in.
Retailers tell us that a product called, Roxul RockFill loose insulation, can be applied on top of your existing attic insulation, making it an easy DIY project for anyone. Best of all, it is applied by hand instead of by machine. Simply open the bag, aerate the insulation with your hands (loosen it up) and spread over your existing insulation.
Tips on “how to” install insulation can be found online at www.roxul.com.
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