What Insulation is Best for Each Room?

Ideally, the entire home — from the attic to the crawl space or basement and everything in between – should be insulated. Homeowners can reduce their homes' heating and cooling costs by as much as 20 percent through proper air sealing and insulation techniques, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  See room-specific guides broken down by room type below for information on insulating different areas of the home.

Check out this video for additional information on why insulating the entire home is important.


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Room Guides

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Insulating your basement can help address a major source of heat loss in your home.


Bathrooms should be insulated for maximum comfort and moisture control.


Insulation can help control sound for a better night's sleep.


Garages can let outside air into the spaces of your home; walls that connect with the house should be insulated.

Hallways & Entryways

While continuous time may not be spent in these areas, chilly hallways and entryways can leak unwanted air into other parts of the home, especially as doors open and close.

Home Office

The right insulation can help prevent sound from moving between the business area and family space in your home.

Home Theater

Enjoy your home theater more by controlling the amount of sound that travels in and out.


Kitchens require insulation that minimizes noise and resists moisture.

Laundry Room

The right insulation can buffer the noise of your laundry room while addressing moisture control.


Help your baby get restful sleep by reducing noise from other parts of the house.

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How to Install

Find guides and helpful hints for installing insulation.