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?


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!!!

Anonymous said...

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

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!

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