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Pipes Freezing and Cold Floors – 1998 Raised Ranch

The home is a 1396 square foot Raised Ranch built in 1998. The customer’s initial concerns were that the home had “freezing pipes and the overhang has cold floors.”
Type of Home: Raised Ranch
Year Built: 1998
Square Feet: 1396
Blower Door Test – Before: 1873
Blower Door Test – After: 1038
CFM Reduction: 835
Reduction: 45%
Wise Home Energy performed an initial Blower Door Test which showed an airflow of 1873 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) of air moving past the blower door.
1998 Raised Ranch Blower Door Test Before
Below are the steps taken by Wise Home Energy to correct the problems in the home.

  • Remove attic insulation
  • Install airsealing
  • Re-insulate
  • cut back ceiling to insulate cantilever

Below are some photos of the completed work:

Attic Airseal
Attic Insulation
Cantilever Floor
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 1038, a reduction of 835 CFM, or 45%. All in all, a great result and a very happy customer.
Blower Door After - 1998 Raised Ranch

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