How to blow in more attic insulation yourself - I have tried this and it's very easy = just get very long - extra long cord/hose to reach into the space from downstairs/outside so you don't have a mess in your house! Can add inches of insulation in one afternoon. Rent machine at Loews or Home Depot for $50 per day.
EcoFill™ - EcoFill Wx is an unbounded glass wool blowing insulation with post-consumer recycled content. Designed for weatherizing and retrofitting existing houses, the product is used to dense-pack sidewalls using the drill-and-fill technique common in retrofitting homes or in-home weatherization activities. R-values range from 15 to 23.
Old house BALLOON FRAMING insulation information... in summary "There is no reasonable payback to blowing insulation, foam or dense pack into the plastered sidewalls of your old or historic house. This practice has truly been the ruination of many of our historic central city homes."
Owens Corning AttiCat Fiberglass Expanding Blown-in Insulation System
Home Depot $35.45 ea attic insulation Need 10-12 bags 097a1e19-dd5f-4b5c-9677-28890195a1de_300.jpg
Home insulation products, including batts, rolls, blow-in fibers, rigid boards, expanding spray, and pour-in-place insulation, can qualify for a tax credit of 10% of the cost, up to $500, if you completed the installation in 2016.
Air infiltration is one of the worst culprits of heat loss and energy consumption. Have you ever put your hand by an outlet on an exterior wall? If it wasn't well insulated it was probably blowing in a significant amount of cold air and leaking out all your warm air! Well, insulating outlets and switch plates is just about one of the easiest and relatively cheap things you can do to eliminate heat loss without having to re-insulate your entire home.
Stimulus over, but energy-saving program still going strong
Juan Leon (left) and Evelino Sanchez, working in a crew for Insulation Technologies, also known as Intec, blow cellulose insulation into the attic of a home in the 2000 block of N. 49th St. in Milwaukee.