Is it Worth it? A Payback Calculator for Insulation Retrofits

Is it Worth it? A Payback Calculator for Insulation Retrofits

Allison Verdoorn
Aug 30, 2010

With the news about the housing market remaining less than ideal, we are all looking at how to improve the home we already live in. One of the most difficult things to figure out when doing a green renovation is whether or not you'll ever be paid back for the energy efficient upgrades you're putting in. With the payback calculator for insulation retrofits from Green Building Advisor figuring out whether or not it's worth putting that extra insulation in just got a whole lot easier.

Using an equation from the U.S. Department of Energy, Green Building Advisor has developed a calculator that allows you to calculate how long the payback period is for changing or adding insulation.

By imputing simple information like your location, the type and amount of insulation, you can quickly put yourself into a place that makes your remodeling decisions both ecological and economical.

Find out more about how it works and try it out here.

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