Energy Conservation: Know the R-Value of Insulation

Want to save money, energy and feel warmer this winter? Insulate your house the right way using these simple tips.

Subzero temperatures can mean three-digit utility bills and a huge waste of energy if your home isn’t insulated properly. Adding insulation to your walls and attic isn’t hard and it can pay off immediately in huge energy and money savings. Here are some great tips that will show you fast and easy ways to insulate your home right.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

Insulation trimmer

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Easier fiberglass cutting

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Fill all voids

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Fit batts tightly around electrical cables and boxes

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Fit first, then cut to length

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Trim batts in place

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Fill gaps around windows and doors

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Choose the correct R- value

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