Eberdt C
Bibliographic info:
Washington Energy Extension Service, Factsheet EY 3500, April 1985. 16pp. 5 figs, 1 tab, 9 refs.

Investing in insulation is a good way to reduce energy consumption in the home. The homeowner must determine where adding insulation will be most cost effective. Attics are usually the place to start, followed by floors and walls. Since there is a wide variety of material on the market, thedo-it-yourselfer must choose carefully and install them with proper regard for ventilation and vapour barriers. Even if the work is performed by a contractor, the informed homeowner will benefit by his knowledge of materials and procedures. In the end the investment will not only make the home a more comfortable and pleasant place to live, but also pay for itself quickly in substantial savings on seasonal heating and cooling costs.