Insulation

What One Item Helps People, Pocketbooks and the Planet? THE RIGHT INSULATION

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.

Check out some of the benefits of insulation fromNAIMA:

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Energy Bill

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.

Better Health

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.

Cleaner Environment

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/

Written by greenlivingguy

The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from: # Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions) # Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman # Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel # Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky # Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley # Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke # Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley # Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea # and more green living books to follow.