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Tips For Weatherizing
Whether you are building, renovating or purchasing a new home, proper weatherization and insulation can save you up to 40 percent on your heating and cooling bills. We've put together a list of what to look for in the attic, basement or crawlspace, around windows and doors, in the living area and around your home's exterior, so you can make the proper modifications to ensure "green" living in your new home.
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Properly Insulating Your Home
Insulation is one of the keys to a comfortable, energy-efficient home. But simply having the right amount of insulation is not enough. If insulation is not properly installed, a home can have excessive heat gain during the summer and heat loss in the winter-forcing the heating and cooling systems to work overtime.
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A Home's Energy Performance
Buying or building a home involves a series of critical, important energy decisions. The cost of heating and cooling a home is the highest cost of homeownership outside of the mortgage loan. Everyone wants a home that is comfortable and affordable. Knowing the home's energy performance is a critical piece of information you need when building your home. A home energy rating will educate you about the condition of a home's energy performance.
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From the attic overhead, to the basement below, to the walls in between, there's an Owens Corning insulation solution for every part of your new home so you can enjoy a comfortable, energy-efficient home. View the entire line of Owens Corning insulation.



GreenFiber is a manufacturer of natural fiber insulation, which is made from recycled paper fiber and designed to reduce energy consumption to heat and cool homes. Visit GreenFiber to learn more about their insulation products.


Heating and cooling will account for 50 to 70% of the energy used in your new home. The leading cause of energy waste comes from inadequate insulation and air leakage, which is why you need to work closely with your builder when it comes time to selecting the right insulation for your home. Keep in mind that the amount of energy you conserve will depend on several factors: your local climate; the size, shape, and construction of your house; the living habits of your family; the type and efficiency of the heating and cooling systems; and the fuel you use.




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