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Try this insulation savings calculator to measure the financial impact of increasing your insulation performance. It’s easy to use. Just enter your data into the fields where indicated on the insulation calculator. By entering in the size of your house, the current and desired R-value you want from your insulation and the type and cost of your energy, you can see immediately what you could be saving this year and for years to come.

As an added feature, you can also see how your insulation decisions could impact your CO2 emissions.

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Area to be upgraded Square Feet Enter the surface area of the space where insulation is to be upgraded.
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Pick your fuel type below -- Then, enter the correct fuel cost for your area, and furnace efficiency for your particular home.

(Note fuel costs vary greatly. Contact your local fuel provider for current prices and change the default amount for the most accurate estimation of potential savings.)

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$ Saving per year Dollars The dollar saving in fuel cost for the first year.
$ Saving for 10 years Dollars The dollar saving in fuel costs for the first 10 years, assuming a 10% increase in fuel cost each year.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction lbs per year If electricity is the fuel, it is assumed it is generated in a coal fired power plant.

This calculator is designed to provide approximate estimated potential savings. Actual savings can vary greatly depending on many factors including variations in fuel prices, accuracy of information used in calculations and other variables. A professional energy audit is the most accurate way to estimate potential savings for energy-efficient home improvements.

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