Archive for September, 2009

Three Reasons to Insulate Your Attic Now

attic2The newly proposed Home Renovation Tax Credit offers a short window from now until February 1, 2010 for homeowners to renovate their homes and take advantage of the non-refundable 15 per cent tax credit. Michael Macey, Insulation Expert at Owens Corning offers homeowners three more reasons on why it’s important to re-insulate their attic today:

1. You can qualify for a government grant of up to $600 as part of the ecoENERGY retrofit program when you insulate your attic to a value of R-50. Visit http://www.oee.nrcan.gc.ca for details.

2. You can help reduce your monthly heating and cooling costs* by slowing the escape of cool air from your home in the summer and hot air in the winter.

3. You can help create a more comfortable environment for you and your family, while also helping to save the planet. By insulating your attic to R-50, you can do your part and help save a half ton** of greenhouse gas emissions each year, and every year after!

There’s no better time than now to get going on your attic insulation project. For more information on the new Home Renovation Tax Credit and how to insulate your attic, visit http://www.budget.gc.ca and http://www.insulationtaxcredit.ca.

* Savings vary depending on the original amount of insulation in your home, climate, house size, air leaks, and personal energy use and living habits.

** Based on an average attic size of 1700 SF with existing R19 insulation, averaged over seven cities in Canada

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Saskatoon is a great city to be investing in housing upgrades, and with our cold winters one of the best investments is additional insulation.

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