Many homes in New York State are not insulated at optimal levels, which ends up costing homeowners money and can reduce the comfort-level of homes. Adding insulation to a home is often one of the most cost-effective ways to save money on energy bills and make your home more comfortable. If you think your home may need more insulation, these resources can help you decide if adding more insulation will end up saving you money. 

The Cornell University Department of Design and Environmental Analysis Housing Fact Sheet Insulation Check-up provides information to help determine whether adding insulation in your home could reduce energy costs. This fact sheet also provides information to help you decide whether to install the insulation yourself or hire a professional. 

For more on installing insulation yourself, visit the ENERGY STAR's webpage on home Attic Insulation projects. 

Last updated February 12, 2020