Assessment Process & Findings
During the home energy assessment, a local analyst performed blower door testing and used an infrared camera to identify air leakage. Through the assessment process, the contractor observed significant air leakage throughout the two-story home. The home’s building design, with large windows and cantilevers on the north and east sides of the home, in combination with poor attic insulation was creating significant heat loss. The home’s clothes dryer and a bathroom fan were venting to the crawlspace and the roof cavity, respectively, causing potential for mold and contributing to the cold air entering the home. Several photos included in the audit report showed dramatic holes around wiring and piping that were sending heat directly to the outdoors.
With the 15-page assessment report in hand, the owners tackled each of the analyst’s recommendations over the next several years.