I’m regularly looking for modern ways to reduce the cost of heating & cooling our home. I’ve replaced windows, added caulk & weatherstripping & installed ceiling fans. I just recently realized that I’d neglected the importance of the attic. Because is naturally moves from a warmer to a cooler zone, heat is regularly compromising the comfort & efficiency of the living space. In the winter, heat rises & transfers into the attic through the ceilings, causing the gas furnace to run longer & work harder. This adds up to needless expense & wear & tear on the heating system, however during the summer, the higher temperature of the attic radiates heat into the rooms below. The warm attic forces the air conditioner to handle a bigger workload & costs myself and others more in electric bills. Attic insulation is the solution. The insulation creates a barrier against the transport of heat between the living area of the home & the attic. I realized that our attic was severely under-insulation. By upgrading the level of insulation, I managed to trim our annual heating & cooling costs by approximately thirty percent. While the process was fairly extravagant, it will absolutely pay for itself. I can expect the air conditioner & gas furnace to succumb to fewer repairs & last longer. The insulation has reduced the home’s heating & cooling load, trimming the running time of the gas furnace & air conditioner. This has also minimized our carbon footprint & is better for the environment, then how effectively insulation resists heat is indicated by its R-value per inch. I decided against the pink wooly fiberglass material because of the difficulty of accessing all areas of the attic, then cellulose is a loose-fill, fire-resistant product that is blown into the attic space. It conforms to odd-shaped spaces & creates a reliable barrier against the weather.