Monday, May 15th, 2017 by Gwen Hurd
At Dr. Energy Saver Northshore, we are pretty devoted to our business. We spend our working hours fixing uncomfortable homes, talking about the science behind our energy saving solutions, and making sure our clients are happy.
After work, we must admit that we find ourselves researching and examining various information about insulation products and overall energy solutions. One of the best things I’ve found online is this guide from the US Department of Energy: https://energy.gov/energysaver/energy-saver-guide-tips-saving-money-and-energy-home
This guide touches on everything from insulation, to light bulbs, to choosing a car. While some of the advice offered within might be impractical (They suggest air drying laundry… who has time for that in the winter?!), other suggestions are worth noting, particularly regarding home insulation. This guide includes a chart of recommended R- values, based on geographic location.
The guide also recommends homeowners get an energy audit. We couldn’t agree more. If you don’t know where you are losing energy, you won’t be able to fix the problem. Adding R-value to random parts of your home is both expensive and ineffective.
If you ever find yourself with some free time, I highly recommend going through this guide. There’s information in here for everyone!