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Dr. Energy Saver Of Connecticut Q&A

Can you make proper vents out of rigid foam insulation?

Rigid foam can be cut easily to make proper vents.

How do the state of CT energy audits work?

You need to get a Home Energy Solutions Audit. This typically involves a blower door test, which measures the air-tightness of your home. It can also help to locate the source of air leaks in the building.

How do you insulate a pole barn?

Closed Cell Spray Foam is the most effective solution for insulating a pole barn.

How safe is spray foam insulation?

Spray foam insulation cures only minutes after application. The person applying the spray foam should always wear a respirator, but spray foam is safe once cured.

What is a home energy audit?

A home energy audit is essentially an assessment of your home's energy efficiency. It typically involves a blower door test, which measures a home's air-tightness. It can also help to locate the source of air leaks in the building.

What is the best insulation for attic space?

Closed Cell Spray Foam is the best insulation for attic space. It has the highest R-value (R-6.2) of any home insulation material. It will not absorb water and will not lose R-value. Still, there are many effective ways to insulate an attic.

When should I change the insulation in the attic?

It is time to change insulation when old insulation becomes visibly dirty, malodorous, or shows signs of physical damage or infestation by pests.

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