Spend $750 now and SAVE $238 each year... ROI = 31.7%
Properly insulate your office since 40% of the energy that a small business consumes goes toward heating and cooling. Save energy, reduce utility costs, and improve comfort. Proper installation is key because compressed areas and gaps can significantly reduce effectiveness. Additional advantages of proper insulation include fire resistance and safety, plus noise reduction.
When choosing the appropriate type of insulation for your job, consider the insulating capacity, fire resistance, convective heat loss, moisture control, and settling and loss of insulating capacity. Insulate all exterior walls to at least R-19. Loose-fill or 'Blow-in' insulation is sprayed into spaces such as existing walls or hard to reach places. Loose-fill costs between $.50 - .80 per sq. ft., or about $1,500 for a 2,000 sq. ft. house, and even less with Tax Credits. Select a 'Formaldehyde-Free' insulation to save on air quality and health, such as green insulation made from recycled blue jeans, newspapers, or other cellulose materials; or soy, cotton or sheep wool batting.
The average US cost per employee for heating and cooling is $238 per year. So, an average 2,500 sq. ft. office with ten employees spends about $2,380 per year on heating and cooling. The ROI Calculation is based on saving 10% with proper insulation.