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January 21, 2021
Insulation Tips for Home Energy Retrofits

With rising energy costs, it’s no surprise that homeowners are seeking ways to decrease their energy consumption, shrink their heating and cooling bills, and reduce their carbon footprint.

Here are some practical tips on how you can retrofit your home to save money and lessen your impact on the environment.

Energy-Saving Home Edits

Home energy retrofits can range from quick modifications like resealing windows and doors to full exterior overhauls and implementation of smart technology. Even the smallest steps will help to lower your energy bills, reduce your impact on the environment and increase the comfort of your home.

To start, target easy-to-implement and cost-effective changes such as:

  • Reseal the interior and exterior of your windows and doors to prevent air leakage
  • Switch your outdated light bulbs for more energy-efficient LEDs
  • Opt for motion-sensing lights to minimize wasted electricity when you don't need it
  • Invest in new appliances, such as stoves, dish washers, and dryers, that save energy and water usage
  • Upgrade your heating and cooling system with electronic monitoring to see your usage trends and find opportunities to save energy and cut your monthly utility bills. 

Improve your Home's Insulation

Ensuring proper insulation is another great investment to ensure your house keeps heated or cooled air in and keeps the exterior air out.  One way to improve your home’s insulation is through implementing the Integrated Series from Nudura, which is made up of two building envelope products: HYDROFOAM® and HOMEGA®.

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Homega installation pictured above

HYDROFOAM is a radiant heat insulation that ensures heat is distributed evenly throughout the floor to create a more comfortable living and working environment. The high density expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam is offered in different thicknesses for an insulation value up to R-16. They are easy to install due to their light weight and the simplicity of cutting the foam to accommodate any angle or radius.

HOMEGA insulated EPS panels with integrated furring strips are available in various sizes for up to R-15 insulation for basement walls, interior or exterior block walls, floors and ceilings.

“Easier to install compared to conventional multi-step finishing methods, Homega panels fit seamlessly together with a ship-lap system,” said Keven Rector of Nudura.

These innovations are making energy retrofits more accessible for homeowners to upgrade their home’s insulation and save money every month on energy consumption.

Expanding your Home?

If you're looking to build an addition onto your home, consider ICF construction, which offers dual-sided EPS insulation for superior energy-efficiency to maintain interior temperatures year-round. Learn more about Nudura ICFs here.

ICF home build


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