Attic Insulation; How Much is Needed?
LESLIE: John in South Carolina needs some help with insulation. What can we do for you?
JOHN: I’m trying to qualify for a Good Sense home and I just have one barrier left and that would be to add insulation to my attic.
JOHN: And I just wanted to ask your opinion on the most efficient way to do that.
TOM: Well, what kind of insulation do you have right now, John?
JOHN: There is – it’s partially blown-in.
TOM: OK. Do you know how many inches you have?
JOHN: It is not up to regulation. I’m thinking …
TOM: OK. Well, if you’ve got blown-in insulation, then I would add more blown-in insulation. You want about 22 inches to meet modern standards.
TOM: Total. OK? What’s this Good Sense program that you’re going to qualify for?
JOHN: Well, it’s actually a program that has been discontinued in my state of South Carolina but I was – I got in on it before it was discontinued, so …
TOM: Well, that’s great. And does that offer you some rebates or something or cover some of the costs?
JOHN: It did. I put in new windows, new energy-efficient hot water, I actually added a new heating and air system and this was the last thing.
TOM: Well, that’s great. Sounds like you took advantage of it, your timing was right. It’s always a good idea to keep an eye out for programs like that because they do come and go but when they’re there, they’re a great thing to take advantage of.
John, thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.