Living up north requires a huge heating expenditure for an extended period of time. Winter lasts anywhere from five to seven months. We use our furnace to its maximum because when it’s cold outside, the furnace never seems to stop running. My goal is to eliminate energy waste by improving efficiency. A little over a year ago, I took advantage of my energy provider’s service to perform a heat gain/loss inventory of my home. The inspector performed a series of tests to identify problem areas. This revealed that heated air was escaping through the attic. Because the house is older, the insulation in the attic had been compromised by moisture accumulation and rodent invasion. The HVAC professional suggested I purchase the blown-in insulation to replace the existing insulation in the attic. Blown-in insulation is made up of small particles which easily fill odd-shaped, narrow spaces. When these small spaces are filled-in, you have an airtight seal. Another feature of blown-in insulation is that it is resistant to moisture build-up. It is also fire-resistant, noise-resistant, and allergen-resistant. Overall, this purchase provided superior performance and promises a long life; greatly improved statistics over rolled insulation. The upgrade process was quick and clean. Once the attic was transformed, I could tell the air quality was greatly improved. The entire house was comfortable. My furnace no longer needed to run constantly which reduced the wear and tear on the HVAC system. I am certain this improvement will minimize repairs as well as lengthen the life of the system.
October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020