Most New England homes have a sea of fiberglass batting insulation in them. Even with 6,8, or even 10" or more of fiberglass insulation, if the conditions are not right then that insulation will be severely devalued. What is the wrong condition for fiberglass insulation? Any scenario where air is allowed to move through it. When air moves through fiberglass it strips it of its ability to hold heat. So when you vent an attic and introduce cold air into an attic space, you're effectively promoting the devalued performance of your fiberglass insulation.Read More
This Energy Audit shows many normal issues found in Maine homes - basement moisture. We show photos from the home and give recommendations on improving the moisture concerns.
Balancing energy efficient solutions within a home and maintaining a healthy home should be the goal within every energy audit. In dealing with retrofit scenarios, especially in New England homes, moisture management should be one of the most important focal points. If a home owner air seals and insulates a home with moisture issues, mold can grow, and in the worst scenarios it can overwhelm a home.Read More