Home Performance Case Study # 1
Customer was living in an uncomfortable home (1947) with drafty cold spots in the winter. Our energy audit found plenty of air flow through the walls and attic. We performed an air seal package and insulated the 4” sidewalls with dense pack cellulose insulation and installed an R-3 sheathing at the same time the home was resided. We also installed R-50 cellulose insulation in attic. As a standard practice we changed out the incandescent lightbulbs to CCFLs.
Result: Obviously there are costs involved with making these updates- but the annual savings of $745 per year provides an estimated $15,000 in value to the home. That $15,000 is a real number that can be taken to the bank to borrow money FOR said improvements, win a low cost loan from a financial program, or pocketed! Regardless of the financial benefits- the homeowners are now happy in a comfortable house.
Home Performance Case Study #2
Customer was living in a recently built (1997) yet sizable home. The Hers index had a decent rating- but there was serious room for improvement. We performed Air Seal Package, insulated foundation from top of wall to top of basement floor slab, installed CFL light bulbs throughout home. These updates were not costly. We also installed a power vent hot water tank ( for combustion safety).
Result: An $886 per year savings on energy costs equates to roughly a $17,700 increase in the value of the property. With the minimal costs involved in the upgrades and the home performance scoring, the home owner has drastically increased her financial position with the home.
Home Performance Case Study # 3
This home was built in 1953. We performed an air seal package, insulated 4” side walls with dense pack cellulose, insulated attic floor to r-50, insulated foundation walls top of wall down four feet and removed a 70% efficient furnace and installed 95% efficient furnace. We added a power vent hot water tank and installed all CFL light bulbs.
$1750 per year savings on energy costs equates to roughly a $35,000
increase in the value of the property. The homeowner is extremely pleased that they are no longer pumping money out the window.