One of the easiest and most cost-effective energy upgrades you can make to your home is to improve the level of insulation in your attic. Upgraded attic insulation makes your home easier and less expensive to heat -- and to cool next summer -- and also makes for a more comfortable living environment. Depending on what you have now, an insulation upgrade may be a do-it-yourself project, or it may be one that you want to leave to the pros. Some utility companies have programs in place with rebates or low-interest loans to help with energy upgrades, so you'll want to check with them as well before you get started. How much do you need? How much insulation you need is always a good question. The easy answer is "as much as you can get," but actually there's a point where c...
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