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We need massive, broad-scale action to retrofit 100 million American homes with air sealing and insulation.
Without serious engagement by utilities and contractors to address the issue of thermal leakage, the lofty goals the Biden Administration has set for carbon reduction and electrification will not be achieved.
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It varies with the size of the attic, the material you use and several other factors. Here's a great guide from Family Handyman to help you plan.
While some parameters and details of the inflation Reduction Act are still being worked out, we do know the following:
Homeowners can take 30% (up to $1,200) for air sealing & insulation materials installed in a building envelop, also known as home weatherization.
Further savings via rebates of $1,600 for things like insulation, air sealing, and ventilation will be available from the expanded HEEHRA program for moderate and low income households.
A DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is a high-performance home that is so energy efficient that a renewable energy system could offset most or all the home's annual energy use.
Builders can qualifty for tax credits up to $5,000 per unit. Get the details on program and rule updates here.
Disconnected ducts - excess duct length - uninsulated or poorly insulated ducts and boots.
Ducts in unconditioned spaces—attics, basements, crawlspaces, or garages—are where you should focus your efforts since losses there matter more than losses in the conditioned space.
NAIMA members in the U.S. and Canada used more than 3.3 billion pounds of recycled glass and slag in the production of residential, commercial, industrial, and air handling thermal and acoustical insulation.
A professional energy audit can provide you a roadmap to saving money and improving the comfort of your home.
Through the process, the home auditor will gather information and produce a report including characterizations of your home and actions you can take to reduce your home's energy use and increase comfort.
Leaky ductwork in your home will force unhealthy air into your living space; unhealthy air from your attic, crawlspace, basement or even from behind walls.
Clean Ducts + Aeroseal = Cleaner Air
The difference between air barriers and vapour barriers is often confused. Also confused, is which one is more important.
Cellulose insulation is made of [mostly] recycled paper products including newspaper, cardboard and office paper. Because it’s made up of thousands of pieces, it can fit into all those nooks & crannies.
Imagine wind blowing through your sweater on a cold winter day. The same can happen to your attic insulation if not properly baffled during installation.
In this article from Family Handyman.com (a great DIY resource btw) an expert home inspector discusses which attic insulation types work best in specific situations
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This guide is a first look at how the Inflation Reduction Act might affect the insulation market.