WeatherizingCape StyleHomes1. Identifying Weatherization Opportunities and Challenges in a Cape.2. Using Mass Save to make these homes more energy efficient!
Green NeedhamCollaborativeSince 2012, Green Needham and Next StepLiving have: Signed up 1,089 residents for home energy assessments Almost 600 scheduled assessments, and 500 were completed in 2012 These assessments resulted in 162 weatherization jobs, which saved homeowners on average $500/year
#1 Kneewall Typically Insulated with fiberglass or nothing at all Even though insulation is present, air movement around insulation and thermal breaks
Knee Wall Application Adding Foam Board (Polyiso) on top of existing insulation Sealed with spray foam Insulates and Air Seal
#2 KWL Floor and Transition Typically the KWL Floor is not insulated KWL transition extends 2 feet into living space
KWL Floor Application Dense Pack the Floor and Transition with Blown in Cellulose Holes are drilled in floor, hose delivers insulation, holes are sealed up KWL area treatment often improves more than one room: the adjacent bedroom and the living space below!
Attic Cap and Slopes(#3/4) Challenge: Attic Caps with Low head room, cant insulate properly Opportunity: Attic 5 spaces with 5 dimensioned "5 - 5 - 5". The slopes can be 5 treated from the KWL area and insulation can be added to the cap without access.
Attic or Wall Hatches An uninsulated attic hatch is a gap in the attic’s thermal boundary. Air Barrier Thermal Boundary
Insulating Wall Hatches andAttic Hatches www.oldhouseweb. com
Ventilation Bath fans Improperly vented will cause moisture problems in attic Will also recommend adding an insulated ventilation pipe cover. Why? 1sf of ventilation for every 300sf of attic space (not a big problem in capes) Propavents
Heat Loan Helps Support HighEfficiency Heating Systems: Oil Customers can save 40-50% in heating costs by switching SinglePane to Double Pane Windows Conversion: Least Cost Effective energy efficiency option, but may be necessary with older homes
Heat Pumps Ductless mini-split heating and cooling systems are covered by the 0% interest heat loan!Why use a Total Climate Control:• CONTROL: Room-by-room heating and cooling in a single unit• AIR QUALITY: Filtered air circulation that improves indoor air quality• SAVINGS: Up to 40% less expensive to heat your home than oil and more efficient cooling than central air or window units• EASY INSTALL: No duct work or need to remove your current heating system
The Total Climate Control System Integrates Into Your Home’s Decor
ENERGY EFFICIENTWINDOWS Replacing single pane windows is covered under the 0% interest HEAT loan
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