If you have an air conditioner or a heater, you're probably well aware of just how much heating and cooling your home can cost. Having the right insulation can make a huge difference to the amount of energy your home needs to stay at a comfortable temperature, and will also help to reduce your carbon footprint. Likewise, a surprising amount of insulation is recycled, and much of it's also recyclable.
Insulation can make a massive difference to how energy efficient your home is, but it isn't always as simple as stacking up layers of batts and reaping the savings. Find out how to insulate your home for high efficiency.
Recycling plays a big role in the way that lots of insulation materials are produced. Find out what sorts of insulation are made from recycled materials, and what sorts can easily be recycled themselves.
Effective insulation plays a starring role in how well a house is able to separate the climate inside from that outside - and is therefore a critical part of passive house design and climate control.