Do you feel like you spend a lot more money on heating and cooling your home than you should? If that is the case, you should take a closer look at your insulation. If your house isn’t properly insulated, the outdoor temperature will have a great effect on your home, and running cost will increase in turn.

The effectiveness of insulation is measured by its R-value. Even though the insulation you buy might have a certain R-value, the way you install it will also determine how effective it is at keeping the temperature of your home at the level you want it.

If you compress insulation, it actually lowers its R-value. Instead, you should make sure that it fits in the cavity where you place it without compressing it.

It is fairly easy to make an assessment of the current effectiveness of your insulation using an infrared thermometer. This will tell you if you have areas in your home where your insulation isn’t working up to expectation.