Insulate now to save money and prevent one-half ton of greenhouse gas emissions per attic, per year
Want to save money, save energy and save the planet? Head to the attic. Sixty million American homes are estimated to have under-insulated attics. Those homes not only face increased energy costs of up to nearly 47.32 percent higher this winter, they're also emitting one-half ton more CO2 EVERY year1 than their properly-insulated neighbors. In the atmosphere, that's about an average blimp-full3 of CO2 emissions being released per block of homes each year.
With the Department of Energy recommending an average of R-value 49 for attics, Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), the makers of PINK insulation, advises that an attic have a minimum of 15.5 inches of fiberglass batt insulation or 18 inches of blown insulation.