Insulating Your Home Can Save You Money!

For a relatively small up-front cost, you can save a lot of money in the long run by insulating your home. Especially if you do part or all of the job yourself.



insulating your home - blown in cellulose
Insulating your home? Blown-in cellulose is a good option for an attic, and you can do it yourself.
ILLUSTRATION: KEITH WARD
insulating your home - foam board
Rigid foam insulation is installed in this energy-efficient new home in Greensburg, Kan.
CORBIS/TYRONE TURNER
insulating your home - fiberglass batts
Fiberglass batts are a common form of insulation for walls.
JOHNS MANVILE
insulating your home - crawl space
Fiberglass insulation can be used under flooring above unheated areas, such as this crawl space.
JOHNS MANVILLE
insulating your home - exterior wall
One way to make an older home more energy efficient is to drill holes in the walls and blow in cellulose insulation.
ISTOCK PHOTO/DAVID H. LEWIS
Recycled Denim Insulation
Recycled denim makes great natural fiber insulation — the source is often waste from denim-manufacturing facilities. 
AP PHOTOS/STAN GILILAND











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