Reduce Your Home Heating Cost
If your home is 10 – 15 years old, it may not be as insulated as it should be. This can result in major energy loss—especially from the attic. Heat is lost through doors, windows and the roof of your home. We have several different methods to choose from, including AttiCat insulation. Sealing leaks around your home can reduce your home heating and cooling costs by as much as 20%. As a rule of thumb, if your home has less than 21” of insulation in your attic, increased insulation may be a good idea for you; a minimum of 14” is advised.
Federal tax credits are now available for adding insulation to existing homes. Homeowners are eligible for a tax credit of up to $300 for 10% of the costs of qualified energy efficiency improvements made to their homes. Having the best insulation saves you money on wasted energy expenses.
The tax credit applies only to improvements made to the building envelope since they affect energy use. The envelope is defined as the area along the perimeter of the home that separates the living space from the outside. This includes attics, foundation and exterior walls, basements and crawl spaces.