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How Much Money Can Insulation Save Me?

When it comes to your home or business, you probably want to create an atmosphere of comfort. Of course, saving money on your bills doesn’t hurt either! Unless your home or building was constructed to be energy efficient, it’s likely that adding more insulation can reduce your energy bills. While many older homes and buildings do not have as much insulation, newer properties can benefit from extra insulation as well. In fact, adding insulation to your property could eventually pay for itself.

Calculate Savings

By visiting the CIMA (Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association) website, you can calculate your potential insulation savings. You can measure the financial impact of increasing your insulation performance by entering your data into the insulation calculator—this can include the size of your house, the cost of your energy, etc. With the calculator, you can see what you could be saving this year and in the future.

You can also calculate all your energy bills using your current rates and personal information in this home energy saver tool. Once you’ve done that, you can see how much you might save with upgrades!

Tips for Maximizing Insulation Savings

Every type of insulation has an R-value, which is a measure of resistance to heat transfer. If your R-value is high, your insulation will be more effective! The more insulation you add, the more money you’ll likely save. It’s a good idea to put more insulation where space is tight, such as within smaller wall cavities. However, by just using a thicker layer of insulation in the more open areas of your home or business, you can boost the insulation value.

You could save money by:

  • Talking to a reputable insulation company. By discussing your insulation plans with a professional, you can make sure that you’re using the best materials for your home. An expert will also be able to tell you if you’re using the right amount of insulation and insulating the appropriate areas of your home for the most energy savings.
  • Properly air sealing your home. A home that boasts proper insulation but is not tightly air sealed will not be energy efficient. Your home needs to be well insulated and sealed because air leaks reduce the effectiveness of your insulation. An energy audit is a fantastic way to understand what you need to do in order to get the highest energy efficiency for your home!
  • Making sure the rest of your home isn’t hindering your energy efficiency efforts. By making sure every area of your house is energy efficient, you can rest assured that you’ll make the most out of your insulation. There are a lot of ways to save energy, so asking a professional to take a look at the different parts of your house could help save you money!

Schedule Insulation Installation in San Diego & Los Angeles

Are you wondering if your San Diego, L.A. or Bay Area home could use some insulation? Our team of experts at OJ Insulation are highly skilled and trained with insulation installation for residential and commercial spaces alike. By helping you increase the comfort and energy efficiency of your home, we can help you save money on your energy bills!

Ready to make your home a more efficient place with insulation? Our professionals have the experience and expertise to help you choose the perfect insulation material for your space. Contact us to learn more about our services today!

Where should you insulate in your home? Check out our interactive infographic:

Home Insulation

We insulate attics, walls and crawl spaces.

Commercial Insulation

We insulate warehouses, offices, studio spaces & more.

Insulation Removal

Do you need to remove old insulation? We can help.


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