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R-Value – Defined

Commonly used to measure insulation, the ability to resist heat flow. Different areas of the house require different R-values, but generally speaking the higher the better.Practical info: Proper amount of insulation will help keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

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Photo of Laura LanghamLaura LanghamEnergy Conservation Program Manager (919) 515-8474 laura_langham@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences - NC State University
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