How to Insulate Your Attic and Save Money Year-round

Adding attic insulation is one of the easiest ways to reduce your energy bills. Here’s how to know whether you need more.



Attic insulation
Adding insulation to your attic can make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient year-round.
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To find out how much insulation your home needs, first find your region on the map and note the Zone number. Then check the chart in the article to see the recommended R-value of insulation for your attic. Also check the next image in this Image Gallery — it lists the recommended R-values for walls, crawl spaces, basements and more.
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To find out how much insulation different sections of your home needs, first find your region on the map in the previous image in this Image Gallery and note the Zone number. Then look up your Zone and the different sections of your home in the chart above.
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