Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Insulate Your Home Yourself and Save Money

By Shaz Memon Subscribe to RSS | February 23rd 2012 | Views:

When most people think of insulating their homes they think of hiring a professional. But, I want you to know this is not usually necessary. In fact, most home insulation projects can be completed by the average person. This is your chance to save money and also make your home more comfortable and energy efficient.

Do you have rooms in your home that are cold or drafty? Is your kitchen or bathroom floor always cold? Does it seem like you are using your furnace too much in the winter or too much air conditioning in the summer? Well, you are not alone. There are millions of under insulated homes in the country, especially the older homes.

Adding insulation to your home is a relatively simple process, as long as you don t mind getting a little dirty and sweaty. First you need to do a simple energy audit of your home. This will require you to crawl into the attic and also the under floor areas of your home. Bring a tape measure with you. Look around the areas. Does your attic have the required amount of insulation? Are there bare areas up there? Take a look at the ventilation areas as well. Are the soffit vents protected with baffles or are they covered with insulation making them worthless? What about the under floor? Has it been insulated? Do you have a vapor barrier on the ground?

Once you have determined the areas that need attention you can go to your local home improvement and purchase insulation. You can also rent a insulation blowing machine for use in the attic areas. Don t forget about buying weatherstripping kits as well. A lot of heat can escape through doors and windows that aren t properly sealed.

So, before hiring a professional, take a look at your home energy needs yourself. You will be surprised at how simple it is to insulate your own home. In fact most home insulation projects can be done on a weekend from start to finish.

For more information please visit :

Shaz Memon - About Author:
Jerry Holt is the owner and author of the Itchy's Do It Yourself Insulation website. It is the largest website of it's kind in the world and has helped over a half million people save money on their energy bills.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:

Related Home Improvement Articles Subscribe to RSS

Domestic cleaning services: Clean your home and office to perfection.
Published by Timothy Cook on April 4th 2012 | Home Improvement
You can hire domestic cleaning services to increase the chances of making an impeccable impression o...
In-house pools – modern age style to beautify a home
Published by ArtesianPools on April 2nd 2012 | Home Improvement
Home is the only place where a person can do whatever he/she wants. Also, home is the place that rep...
Factors affecting home elevator prices
Published by DAY Elevator & Lift on April 2nd 2012 | Home Improvement
Home elevator is the perfect choice to have safe and comfortable access to different floors of your ...
Good looking home office furniture
Published by Celina on January 20th 2012 | Home Improvement
It is very convenient when we have office at home itself but how should we choose furniture when we ...
Residential Cleaning Services – Your key to a healthy home
Published by Stevenisenberg on July 27th 2012 | Home Improvement
Choosing residential cleaning services could be a big decision and unless you take the right decisio...
Outdoor Living Products: Redefining the home luxury
Published by Seomajestygrp on May 2nd 2012 | Home Improvement
In the modern life of luxury and extravaganza people are looking for the unique ideas and accessorie...
Enhance your home and relax
Published by John Kumar on December 2nd 2011 | Home
The existence of rugs is very old but now the purpose of designer rugs has completely changed. Earli...
Farrar Joinery and Building Services Limited are premier luxury home builders
Published by on June 22nd 2012 | Home Improvement
If you have a housing project and the thought of sourcing contractors from multiple companies is alr...
Remodeling Nashville giving a new glance to your home
Published by Lean Deer on May 15th 2012 | Home Improvement
A man builds a house to spend its life in it and different ups and downs occur in his life. So when ...
Tips on Decorating home with Foscarini lighting
Published by Valentine De Roover on March 27th 2012 | Home Improvement
Most of the home owners wish to add a modern ambiance to their homes. One of the most popular modern...
Hiring a Cleaning Service Brings You Back Your Refreshed Home-sweet-home
Published by Fritz Andre on January 7th 2012 | Home Improvement
It is such a relief to come home to a refreshingly clean house!...
Turn your house into a gorgeous home with modish Lea furniture
Published by Deepak Jain on January 9th 2012 | Home Improvement
Our lifestyle has changed overtime. One of the most important changes in our lifestyle is the choice...
An Acrylic Chair – a stylish addition to any home
Published by Mary Porter on June 20th 2012 | Home Improvement
Acrylic is one of the most stylish types of material to use within a home and those looking for acry...
Carpet cleaning Bromley – how to make sure your new home/apartment is ship shape and as new before you move in
Published by Julia Roger on March 22nd 2012 | Home Improvement
If you are moving in to a new property, you want to ensure that all your carpets are looking sparkli...
Select from a wide variety of fireplaces for your home
Published by Glyn Jones on December 22nd 2011 | Home Improvement
Fireplaces are a big source of getting break from the hustle and bustle of your routine. Fireplaces ...
Beautify your home with DIY Hardwood Flooring
Published by Andy Flow on July 16th 2012 | Home Improvement
When it comes to designing the floors, carpeting is the best that you can try and if you think that ...
For a fitted kitchen installation in your home
Published by Glyn Jones on January 4th 2012 | Home Improvement
Fitted kitchens can simply enhance the looks and functionality of your home. When you are looking fo...
How can you making your home more gorgeous with dining room furniture
Published by Addamsmith on June 29th 2012 | Home
Every homes has a dining room and without their fixtures its all most incompletes it must important ...
Iron work for your home.
Published by Michael Hawards on June 23rd 2012 | Home Improvement
When choosing any type of feature for the outside of your home it is important to keep in mind the s...
Electric Gates – an ideal safety solution for any home
Published by James Blee on June 18th 2012 | Home
Convenience is key when it comes to buying electric gates, and the right electric gates will be easy...