Our home energy assessment was a real ‘aha!’ moment. The tests they performed helped me see my home in a more scientific way, like a car’s engine. It was clearly time for a serious tune-up.
The thermal imaging and pictures taken behind the walls showed us why the house was operating so inefficiently, revealing twisted ductwork and big air leaks. I always thought the huge icicles were a natural part of living in the northeast, but when the contractor explained that they were symptoms of poor insulation and leaking hot air, I could plainly see we had serious problems.
We are staging the repair work, and completed the ductwork and insulation of exterior doors. Already our house is warmer and quieter, with less drafty areas.