Proper levels of insluation help keep heated and cooled air inside your home.
Your house acts like a chimney in the winter–cool air enters the house in lower areas and attempts to exit in the warmer, higher areas.
In the summer, attics can rise to as much as 140° F when the home’s interior
is 75° F.
Acquiring the appropriate level of insulation in your attic can help to prevent extreme differentials in temperature, and leaks that compromise your comfort in extreme temperatures.
New homes under construction in Nebraska are required to have R-38 or R-45 insulation in the attic. This amounts to 12-15 inches of blown-in
If your home has six inches of insulation or less, and you use electricity as your primary heating source, you may be eligible for an EnergyWise incentive to offset the cost to increase your insulation levels in the attic. The incentive offers $0.15 per square foot with a maximum incentive of $300 per residential dwelling.
To learn more about this program, check out this incentive here, along with the entire range of incentive programs offered at Southern Public Power District.