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The second floor of this home was never comfortable. The client called to schedule an energy audit to investigate ways to make the second floor warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. They also were interested in reducing their high monthly utility bills as well as any incentives available from NJ.
The first step to make a second floor more comfortable is to air seal and insulate the attic above it. All wall tops and penetrations around wires and pipes were sealed with spray foam to prevent conditioned air from leaking out of the house and into the attic. We then added 16-inches of blow in cellulose insulation to acheive a R-51 insulation value. These two steps reduced the heat transfered thru the ceiling by 67%! It now stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
The client also decided to upgrade their old gas furnace and air conditioner with multi-stage Amana equipment. The sizes of both the furnace and air conditioner were smaller than the old units since the attic sealing and insulating reduced the amount of heat that leaves in the winter and enters in the summer.
The overall utility consumption of this house dropped by more than 20%. Our clients received a $3000 rebate for the project and 0% financing for 7-years on the balance.