Archive for September, 2009

Acts of Weatherization

Posted in energy efficiency, Saving with tags , , , on September 30, 2009 by MarilynB
Our blue cellar ceiling

Our blue cellar ceiling

Foam between joists

Foam between joists

We’ve just had our crawl space and basement (cellar, if you’re not fancy) treated with foam spray. The foam spray should retain heat and cut our energy usage while reducing our energy bills and delivering a tax credit.

The process did not take long. The contractors showed at about 8 AM as expected. At 11 AM, I asked if they minded if I took the dog for a walk around the block. They replied that they were already done.

Our old house is drafty and rather cold in the winter. Even when wearing slippers and socks, our feet feel cold. We know we suffer immense heat loss. The foam treatment should reduce our heat loss and make us more comfortable.

The best factor is that we get a tax credit for our act of weatherization. We not only hope to see a longterm reduction in our heating costs but we will see additional savings on our tax bill. The money comes later but winter is soon. Hurry to stay warm and save!