E3A Home Energy: Home Insulation Choices

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This guide is one in the Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A): Energy Management for Home series. This one covers choosing the right insulation for your home.


  • Attics and crawl spaces
  • Batts, blankets, rolls of insulation
  • Foamed-in-place insulation
  • Home insulation choices
  • Insulation types
  • Loose-fill insulation
  • Resistance
  • Rigid-board insulation
  • Seal first
  • Vapor barrier
  • Ventilation


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