Insulation: The Value of the R-Value (2024)

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Insulation: The Value of the R-Value (1)

When it comes to making your home energy-efficient, one term you’ll often hear is “R-value.” Your energy auditor may even say that insulation is needed in parts of your house to raise its R-value to industry standard. But what exactly is R-value, and why is it so important in the world of insulation? Let’s break it down.

R-value is a measure of an insulation material’s resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the better the material insulates. This means that materials with higher R-values are more effective at keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The ideal R-value for your home depends on various factors, including your climate, the part of the house you’re insulating, and your local building codes. Below is a guide to R-value specific for the DMV area.

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Since heat rises, proper attic insulation can significantly reduce your energy bills by minimizing the amount of heat that escapes in the winter and enters in the summer. This leads to a more comfortable living environment and can also lessen the strain on your heating and cooling systems, extending their lifespan.

At Energy Efficiency Experts, we can help you make informed decisions around home insulation by installing the right type and amount for every part of your home. If you live in the DMV area and have concerns about attic insulation, drafts, or your bills, schedule a home energy audit at https://energyefficiencyexperts.com/contact/or call our office at 202-557-9200.

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