How to Make Energy-Efficient Attics Video

Fine Living's Smart Tips on energy-efficient attics.
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Female Speaker: Fine Living Network's smart tips with Green Energy expert Joe Harberg. Joe Harberg: Making sure your attic is energy efficient can reduce energy usage by as much as 30-50%. Insulate your sealing with 12 inches of insulation or grader. Well it should have a minimum of three-and-a-half inches of insulation. Seal air ducts with metal-reinforced tape, mastic or aerosolized to improve your system's efficiency by as much as 20%. Install radiant barrier. Radiant barrier aluminum reflects up to 97% of radiant heat from the attic, reducing attic temperatures as much as 50 degrees, and cooling cost as much as 17% each year. Remember, poorly insulated homes require an inside temperature of at least 3 degrees higher or lower to maintain the same level of comfort. Female Speaker: For more, go to fineliving.com/smarttips

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