Date:October 03, 2014

Martin Family: Insulation and Air Sealing Leads to Savings


Frisco Residents: Cindy Martin

Home Assessment Findings: After completing a comprehensive Energy Smart Home Energy Assessment there were many energy saving opportunities that were identified. Insulation and Air Sealing in the basement and ceiling was the top priority for the home. The front room of the home was especially uncomfortable for the Martins.

Energy Efficiency Project: The Martins worked closely with Kevin Berg, from the High Country Conservation Center. Kevin performed a comprehensive assessment of the home, then advised the Martins on the most cost-effective steps to take, as well as available rebates. Kevin then reached out to About Saving Heat, one of Summit County’s Energy Smart home performance contractors to complete the work. They added R-24 blown cellulose insulation to the ceiling and R-21 blown fiberglass to the floor. Overall, they achieved a 34% reduction in air leakage.

Resource Savings:  The staff at HC3 have calculated the Martin’s energy savings to be about $400/year.

Benefit: After the completion of the insulation and air sealing project the Martin family is more comfortable in their home – especially the front room!

“HC3 was so helpful. Without their skilled advice and reassurance, we might not have seen this important work through.” — Cindy Martin

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