Heat No Longer Going Right Out the Roof In Home
Completion date: October 23, 2017
Location: Salem, OR
“Heat goes right out the roof” is what the owner of this SE Salem, OR home told us. She found us on Home Advisor and called for an appointment to get help in determining how to solve this.
When our Energy Consultant met with the homeowner, one of the questions he asked was “On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being great), how do you rate your home for comfort?” The answer was 5 to 7—and it was only a seven when the weather was mild.
In the winter, the whole home felt cold, and her utility bills were quite high. Our Energy Consultant found quite a lack of insulation in the attic (see photo). Also, it was old, inefficient fiberglass that is not a good insulation material for an attic, even though that is what was used when this home was built in the 1970’s. He could see where air was leaking in to the attic from the home—the black colors on the pink insulation (see photo) show where the insulation has just been an air filter.
Our insulation crew started by sucking out all the old, inefficient insulation. This allowed them to get to the areas where leakage was happening through the home’s ceiling into the attic. They sealed these leakage spots with foam. They then blew in TruSoft™ cellulose insulation to the higher, better R-60 level. This is now a much more comfortable and efficient home!