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Cold Drafts and High Energy Bills – 1920 City Home

The home is a 2714 square foot City-style built in 1920. The home has a walk-up attic, and the customer’s initial concerns were that the home had cold drafts and high energy bills.
Type of Home: City 4 Square
Year Built: 1920
Square Feet: 1714
Blower Door Test – Before: 4246
Blower Door Test – After: 2478
CFM Reduction: 1768
Reduction: 42%
Wise Home Energy performed an initial Blower Door Test which showed an airflow of 4246 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) of air moving past the blower door.
1920 City Home blower door test before.
Here are some of the steps Wise Home Energy took to correct this home’s problems:

  • Insulated rimjoists
  • Insulated walls and attic
  • Targeted airsealing
And here is the result of the Blower Door Test taken after the air-sealing and insulation work was completed. The results show a CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) of 2478, a reduction of 1768 CFM, or 43%. This resulted in a more comfortable home, lower energy bills, and a happier homeowner.
Blower Door Test After

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