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Insulation Services Case Studies: Fixing Other's Mistakes in a Gates, NY Home

Monday, August 14th, 2017 by Ben Kershner

Challenge

Here is a 2600 square foot split level in Gates.  His house was cold, so he had some insulation work done a few years ago.  Now it's two years later, and his house is STILL COLD.  Why didn't the insulation work?  That's when he decided to call True Energy Solutions to solve the mystery.

Solution

Imagine going skiing while wearing a knit sweater.  If air is traveling THROUGH insulation, then it's no longer INSULATING.  Here's another one: Imagine leaving a window open all winter -- It doesn't matter how good your insulation is if there's a way AROUND it.  We found LOTS of insulation in his attic, but none of it was doing any good because of the "ceiling penetrations" beneath it.

Seal up the holes, and you stop the problem.  Simple... but almost always missed by the other guys.

Project Summary

Problem: Cold in Winter

Problem: Hot in Summer

Solution: Air-Sealing

About the author
Ben Kershner is a home energy advisor at True Energy Solutions, and is a regular contributor to our website. He lives with his wife and family in Greece, NY.

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