R-6 Spider living in an attic

While performing an energy evaluation in my mixed humid climate zone, I found this scary alien living in an attic! This thing is a danger to energy efficiency and will definitely inject a poisonous bite into your utility bills when the daytime temperatures in its nest reach 130 degrees!

Views: 645

Comment

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

Comment by Michael Dunseith on March 16, 2013 at 9:59am

It really doesn't look that bad considering whats out there. But looks can be deceiving! You could box them out with foam board and bring it inside instead of the whole attic.

Comment by Alex Walter on June 20, 2011 at 9:25am

Attic is the number one location on my list of 21 "No-No Locations for Mechanical Equipment".

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/458200/When%20Buying%20%26%20No-No%20Loc%20...

The only acceptable fix for these situations is to either (1) remove the all the mechanical equipment and ductwork from outside the conditioned space or (2) convert the attic into conditioned space by properly insulating its exterior so as to have it included inside the envelope.

 

Alex Walter - in mile high Denver, Colorado USA

Comment by Matthew Lang on April 11, 2011 at 8:00am
What did you recommend that they do?

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Twitter

Latest Activity

Eric Kjelshus commented on Michael Dunseith's photo
Thumbnail

Clearance to combustibles ?

"This show's back drafting of hot water heater.    Seal the return 1st  keep the…"
3 hours ago
Eric Kjelshus commented on John Nicholas's blog post Indoor Air - How do you measure if it is Healthy?
"airadviceforhomes.com   has a quick snap shot test or leave it there for week.   Good…"
4 hours ago
Michael Dunseith liked Kevin Jordan's photo
5 hours ago
Michael D'Arcy replied to Michael D'Arcy's discussion Small video we created to promote Home Performance
"Thanks Tom. Ill make that happen next time."
15 hours ago
Colin Genge posted events
15 hours ago
Anna commented on Mary Desilva's blog post Finding Professional Water Damage Restoration Services
"Mary Desilva thanks for sharing such a great article. I always think why we  should hire…"
19 hours ago
Profile IconNathan St.Germain, Lisa Sweet and Kevin joined Home Energy Pros
20 hours ago
Michael Dunseith's photo was featured
yesterday

© 2016   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service