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Insulate & Stay Cool
Cut Your Losses: The Importance of Insulation
Help your home keep cool in the summer and stay warm in the winter by making your home more resistance to heat transfer between the conditioned indoor space and the weather outside. Adding insulation in the ceiling and walls, as well as eliminating leaks by weatherizing or sealing your home, are the first steps to reducing your heating and cooling bills.
Efficiency: Insulation Is Key
Start Here: Choosing an Area
Start at the Top: Attic Insulation
Outside In: Insulating Walls
Bottom Lines: Foundation, Basement & Crawlspace
How Much Is Enough?
Your Attic: Customized Advice
Wall Options: Best for your Home
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Use & Care
1 KEMA, Inc. for the California Energy Commission. (2010). 2009 California Residential Appliance Saturation Study: Executive Summary (CEC-200-2010-004-ES). Oakland, CA: KEMA, Inc. Retrieved October 3, 2012, from here.
2 Calculated using the average California household kWh usage and heating & cooling percentage from the 2009 California Residential
Appliance Saturation Study.
3 California Energy Commission. (2012). Tighten Up Your Home. Retrieved June 11, 2010, www.consumerenergycenter.org
4 Archambault, T., Wang, K., & Yardi, R. (2004). Home Energy Briefs, #1 Building Envelope. Snowmass, CO: Rocky Mountain Institute. http://www.rmi.org/pid217.
This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by Southern California Edison under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.