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Why You Need To Insulate

If you are cold and want to figure out some of the quickest ways to save money year round, you need to add insulation to your home. The United States Department of Energy (USDOE) states: "Heating and cooling account for 50 to 70% of the energy used in the average American home. Inadequate insulation and air leakage are leading causes of energy waste in most homes." So, bottom line is insulation:

- Will reduce your carbon footprint, save you money on your energy bill and reduce your reliance on fossil fuels

- Will make your house more comfortable by helping to maintain a uniform temperature throughout the house, and

- Will make walls, ceilings, and floors warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.