With Earth Day coming up on April 22nd, the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) wants you to know that home insulation is one of the best things you can do to lower your energy bills, improve your family’s health and reduce pollution.
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Proper home insulation can lower your energy bills by about 30 percent. It is the simplest and most cost-effective way to reduce energy use in your home.
Insulation also has a public health benefit. A recent Harvard University study shows that adding insulation in homes results in 6,500 fewer asthma attacks and 240 fewer premature deaths per year. This will save households around the country about $1.3 billion per year in health care costs.
There are approximately 46 million American homes that are under-insulated. If these homes were properly insulated with fiber glass or rock and slag wool, America could save more than 800 Trillion BTUs of energy every year, which will reduce air pollution.
NAIMA has free resources to help you increase the energy efficiency in your home and help the environment. To learn more about the benefits of insulation, visit http://www.naima.org/insulation-knowledge-base/