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These homeowners were never comfortable upstairs. Their home was built in the 1950's and had the original insulation which was only 2-in thick and had been removed in spots. The summer sun heated the attic to 120 degrees and the poor insulation didn't keep that heat from going right through the second floor ceiling.
The first measure we installed was attic air sealing. The insulation was moved and all wall tops and penetrations around wires and pipes were sealed with expanding spray foam. This keeps the conditioned air in the home from leaking into the attic. Next, we added 16-inches of blown in cellulose insulation. The R-value of the insulation increased from R-7 to R-51 which means 67% less heat is transferred through the ceiling!
The home is now comfortable all year and our clients are glad to refer us to family and friends.
Our clients were unhappy with their home. The temperature difference between the first and second floors was dramatic - over 10 degrees warmer upstairs on a hot summer day. Their utility bills were also very high. We replaced the old, inefficient furnace, air conditioner, and water heater to lower the energy bills. The variable speed Amana heating and air conditioning system pushed more cold air to the second floor while consuming a lot less energy. But to make the dramatic improvement in comfort they sought, we also had to seal the attic and properly insulate it.
We moved the old insulation then sealed all gaps in the framing, drywall and around plumbing and electrical penetrations with spray foam. The old insulation was placed flat on the ceiling (it had been bunched up), and an additional 12-in of cellulose insulation was blown in on top.
The result was a much tighter house that didn't leak as much cool conditioned air into the attic and insulation that reduced the heat transferred from the attic into the second floor by 67%! The second floor is now just as comfortable as the first floor when it's sunny and 95-degrees outside.
This project qualified for a $4000 rebate and 0% interest financing for 7-years from NJ's Home Performance Program.
This Columbus, NJ homeowner need more space. They did not want to move nor did they want to spend the money to do an addition. Fortunately, they had a beautiful sunroom on the back of the home begging to be used more often. But it was too hot in the summer and so cold in the winter. They called us to see what heating and cooling options we had so they could stay in their beautiful home. We installed a Fujitsu Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump. This space now can be used in the chilly, early days of spring, to the hottest days of the summer through to the last harsh days of winter. Whether you just want a peaceful place to read the paper and drink your coffee, or you need a second family room for TV viewing and entertaining, turning this sunroom into an all year round space was an economical and relatively quick alternative to a complete room addition or moving.
This homeowner needed a new heating an air conditioning system. We were able to meet and exceed their goals and get the systems installed quickly. They qualified for a $250 Warm Advantage Rebate and a $300 Cool Advantage Rebate.