I love fall…the leaves turn, days grow longer, temperatures dip. Unfortunately, heating bills also rise. Ideal bite says that with the right insulation, the average home can save $245 annually. Heating systems emit 1 billion tons of CO2 per year in America; proper insulation will lower these emissions. Other benefits? The Appraisal Institute said that your home’s resale value increases by more than $20 for every $1 decrease in your annual energy bills. Federal agencies will rebate 10% of the price of your insulation, plus your state may offer additional tax credits. Some eco-insulation alternatives include denim fiber, recycled paper spray-in insulation, soy-based spray-in foam. To learn more about the energy efficiency of insulation options, visit the Department of Energy.

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