Confused about R-values, rolled or blown-in insulation, vapor barriers and other insulation terms? This series of stories, adapted from U.S. Department of Energy insulation fact sheets, explains the ins and outs of home insulation -- and may help you save significantly on your heating and cooling costs.
- Insulation: The Facts Part 5
Part 5: What kind of insulation should you buy?
- Insulation Do It Yourself
Part 6: Can you do insulation yourself?
- Insulation Precautions
Part 7: Doing your own insulation: Where to begin
- Insulation R Values
Part 8: If you have insulation done by a professional
- Insulation References
Part 9: Taking it further
- Insulation: The Facts Part 1
Part 1: Why -- and what -- you should insulate
- Insulation: The Facts Part 2
Part 2: Does your home need more insulation?
- Insulation: The Facts Part 3
Part 3: Determining the R-Value You Need for an Existing House
- Insulation: The Facts Part 4
Part 4: Air leaks and moisture reduce insulation's effectiveness