Saturday, March 14, 2015

Cutting heating costs

One of the things we learned while we were taking our year to "just live with it" at this house is that it's off the charts drafty, air-leaky. Brian has been reading about some do-it-yourself spray foam insulation. Of course we had to try it. He had fun learning how to spray the tight knee wall areas in our second story.
Here's the product we used, and the sweet protective suit that came with it.

He had to work in some seriously tight spots...

Since I'm a slacker blogger, I can tell you the resulting savings from this winter! In February, when adjusting for heating-degree-days our house was 22% more efficient. December were similar, January had a hole in the ceiling for the bath fan install.
Our assessment is that this is a great product. It costs the same as calling the pros if you have a big job, but is great for those smaller jobs.

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