Any parent knows that creating a safe, happy and healthy home is a top priority. An absolute must for a safe and healthy home are the walls themselves. Properly insulating your home is crucial. In fact, a recent Harvard University study shows that adding insulation in homes results in fewer asthma attacks and premature deaths per year.
Not only will this step help improve health, reduce pollution and significantly cut your energy bill- you can do it all yourself in just one day!
- 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.
Cheaper 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.
- 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 improve the environment. To learn more about the benefits of insulation, visit http://www.naima.org/insulation-knowledge-base/