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For significant savings consider choosing an insulation that addresses air leakage, which can account for up to half of the energy lost by your home.
 

Major Sources of Air Leaks

Data Source: U.S. Department of Energy Savers - Stopping Air Leaks
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Get Smart! How well does your insulation stop random air leakage?

One way to tell is by the estimated number of uncontrolled Air Changes Per Hour (ACH) a home allows (in other words, how quickly a home replaces all of its air). The lower the number, the less leakage.

Most homes insulated with standard fiber insulation allow about 5 to 7 ACH @ 50 Pa when installed, while homes that have an insulation/air barrier system (like Icynene) installed allow approximately 1 to 2 ACH @ 50 Pa. Experts can measure the ACH in your home through a cost effective Blower Door Test.
 


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