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Dave Hoh's Home Comfort & Energy Experts Case Studies: Inadequate Insulation in Howell, NJ

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 by David Hoh

Challenge

The second floor of this home in Howell, NJ is very hot in the summer, the house is  drafty and utility bills are higher than they should be.

Solution

The first item is to identify the cause of comfort and energy issues, with a comprehensive evaluation. A certified energy professional preformed a physical inspection, blower door testing ( this measures how leaky the house is vs. what it should be), infrared camera inspection to reveal insulation deficincies, as well as checking potential health and safety concerns.

Testing revealed the house had air leakage 110% above where it should be. This causes warm air to leak up and out all winter and hot attic air to migrate in all summer.  

Post Job results: The excessive air leakage was reduced by 73%! by air sealing the attic flat. All insulation levels brought up to and optimum levels, ductwork repaired and insulated,  cat walk installed to attic mechanical system, attic access treated with removalble cover, basment rim joist sealed and insulated with closed cell spray foam.

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