Is Your Home Properly Insulated?

December 5, 2018

If you want your home to be comfortable year-round, it must be properly insulated. Insulation keeps unwanted heat outside during the summer and much-needed heat inside during the winter.

Is the R-value of your home’s insulation within the recommended levels for Virginia’s climate?

Quick Facts

  • Heating & cooling account for nearly half of home energy usage

  • Proper insulation can reduce heating & cooling costs by 15%
    and your total energy bill by 11%

  • Insulation can also...

    • Reduce outside noise

    • Block dust and pollen

    • Keep out insects and pests

    • Help control humidity

    • Prevent ice dams on the roof

Recommended Insulation Levels

*These recommendations are based on climate zone 4

  1. Attic: R38–R60

  2. Walls: R13–R15

  3. Floors: R25–R30

  4. Basement: R10–R13

What Does Proper Insulation Look Like?

If insulation doesn’t come to the top of the joists, you probably need more insulation. If insulation completely covers the joists, your insulation is probably in good shape!

R15 R21

R38 R60

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