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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Insulation dreams do come true!

   Bet there aren't too many women like me whose hearts beat a little faster when the talk turns to insulation!
   Finally talked Hubby into adding more insulation to the attic...or he finally got around to it one. Whatever the reason, Hubby spent the better part of a day buying & hauling home two loads of insulation, carrying the gajillion rolls up into the attic, stuffing insulation into crevices to plug any possible leaks (e.g., around a bathroom fan vent) and then trimming and laying down roll after roll until the entire attic over our living space was covered, including the mudroom at the back of our attached garage. Pretty much like laying sod, I'd guess.
   And presto magico, I'm feeling warmer already. Seriously!
   When we had to go into town the next day, I noted how much snow was melted off of folks' roofs, so just imagine how tickled I was to return home to find our roof was still completely covered in snow. That translates to more heat staying IN our house and less $$ going out the roof. Wahoo!
    Using less electricity to heat or cool our home will save us money in the long run, but just as important is the part where our using less electricity means less emissions will be going into the atmosphere from the local coal-powered utility plant. Gotta love that!
   Anything get your heart beating faster when it comes to energy savings? Anyone else dreaming of living off the grid?

7 comments:

singlemama said...

wahoo! :-)

Practical Parsimony said...

Insulation talk would have me swooning! Congratulations!

Tightwad Mom said...

Love, love, LOVE that the heat is staying in the house!!!

Blessings said...

I'm a lets talk insulation type person,any conversation to save money!Great choice!
~~HUGS~~

Dmarie said...

you guys are such fun! love being able to talk about stuff like this. In Kentucky, the electricity is so cheap (compared with rest of nation) that most people aren't concerned with using less.
:(

The Fairy's Apprentice said...

We built our home thinking of good insulation, but I'm sure now we can do even better!

Ling Mancil said...

Doing an insulation is a wise investment. An attic can make a good ventilation with proper insulation and attic vents. This is a protection for moist that is likely to build up when it's cold, especially in winter. If the moist was neglected, the wood and insulation will rot and that will cause huge damage to the attic making it not good and unsafe for staying. I hope that you are maintaining you attic very well. It can be the best place in the house, if only homeowners will find time to make it a livable space.

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