Chases/sofits

Air seal at chase walls // plan

Posted on March 28,2015 by Peterbilt in kitchen and bath

Air Sealing Dropped Soffit

Posted on March 28,2015 by Peterbilt in kitchen and bath

Disappointing Energy Savings for Energy Star Homes

Posted on March 28,2015 by user-756436 in energy savings

If you’re interested in residential energy efficiency, you’re probably familiar with the marketing pitch of the EPA’s Energy Star Homes program. Among the program’s claims:

Complete Energy Star thermal bypass inspection

Posted on March 28,2015 by Peterbilt in Add a floor above

**Air leaks waste a lot of energy.** Air leaks not only mean significant heat loss, but they also can let moisture into the house. Years of testing and field experience indicate that many houses share design or building flaws that allow heat to enter or leave the building and increase the cost of heating and cooling. The EPA's Energy Star program calls these "thermal bypasses," and has compiled a list of the most common ones into a thermal bypass checklist. Using the checklist can help you get the most bang for your air-sealing buck.

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