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16 CFR--PART 460

View Printed Federal Register page 84 FR 20789 in PDF format.

Amendment(s) published May 13, 2019, in 84 FR 20789

Effective Dates: May 13, 2020

11. In §460.13:

a. Amend the introductory text by adding the phrase “Each fact sheet must contain these items:” at the end;

b. Remove the undesignated phrase “Each fact sheet must contain these items:” following the introductory text;

c. Revise paragraph (e); and

d. Add paragraph (f).

The revision and addition read as follows:

§460.13   Fact sheets.

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(e) After the chart and any statement dealing with the specific type of insulation, ALL fact sheets must carry this statement, boxed, in 12-point type:


What You Should Know About R-values

The chart shows the R-value of this insulation. R means resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. Compare insulation R-values before you buy.

There are other factors to consider. The amount of insulation you need depends mainly on the climate you live in. Also, your fuel savings from insulation will depend upon the climate, the type and size of your house, the amount of insulation already in your house, your fuel use patterns and family size, proper installation of your insulation, and how tightly your house is sealed against air leaks. If you buy too much insulation, it will cost you more than what you'll save on fuel.

To get the marked R-value, it is essential that this insulation be installed properly.

(f) For R-19 insulation batts, the fact sheet must also disclose the insulation's R-value when installed in wall cavities where the insulation's thickness exceeds the depth of the cavity.

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