1/22/2013: Attic insulation

Temps are expected to plunge this week with arctic air headed our way.  While our homes have been around for 80-90 years and seen a lot of cold winters, they don’t have much insulation and aren’t very energy efficient.  Adding attic insulation can help keep your bedroom level warmer and energy bills down.

I know what you’re thinking: here he goes blogging about insulation again — what is this guy’s deal?  Does he need help?

Possibly.  I think about insulation a lot, but it’s not effecting my work or marriage.  Yet.

Adding insulation to your attic slows/prevents heat from escaping through your roof.  We had our attic insulated with open cell foam (7″ thick) through Mass Save in 2011.  Energytech Solutions completed the job in 1 day for $4,700.  The Mass Save rebate was $2,000 — so total cost to us was $2,700.

In 20 years, the EPA will probably decide this stuff is toxic and a danger to our children.
In 20 years, the EPA will probably decide this stuff is toxic and a danger to our children.

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