Suburbia: It has been a panacea and an expletive. Touted for affordability and maligned for automobile dependence, suburbia is a fact of life in the U.S.
Installing insulation to a home is a great way to cut down on heating and cooling costs while improving energy efficiency. Adding it to attics, ducts, exterior walls, and basements can provide resistance to heat flow.
Three insulation options dominate home construction, but picking the right one can be tricky
Spray foam insulation. Photo: dunktanktechnician/Creative Commons
All insulation products — including fiberglass batts and spray foams — perform the same when properly installed