A kitchen demo of a drafty house. Different options are shown on sealing upstairs or downstairs. Suggestions made on where to seal leaks first.

Comment

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

Join Home Energy Pros

Comment by Mary Beth Thakar on August 23, 2012 at 4:08pm

It is a lovely video -- but I think you should say something about the dangers that come (i.e., backdrafting) with sealing the downstairs first.  Just a thought.  I like your use of those bowls and colanders!

Comment by tedkidd on April 12, 2012 at 8:04am

Nice Video.  Probably helps people understand stack losses come from both up and down.  

Not sure I'd prioritize up over down.  I view them as the same job.  If they were 2 separate jobs I'd probably attempt to determine where the most leakage could be addressed for the given budget.  It might be the attic but it might be the basement.  Houses, and their opportunities vary so greatly. 

Comment by Henry Borysewicz on February 28, 2011 at 6:35pm
Nice video, Ross!
Comment by Ben Fowler on February 18, 2011 at 12:11pm
Good advice. Ideally, you'd do both at the same time!
Comment by Joseph J. Ilacqua on February 17, 2011 at 12:35pm
Thanks for the great video

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.

Latest Activity

Profile IconScot Davidson, j jarvella and Michael joined Home Energy Pros
2 hours ago
Kaushal Bharath Raju replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Hi David & Bud, $400/sqf > $300 sqf. The latter is the minimum cost of new construction in…"
3 hours ago
David Eakin replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Kaushal, There was a deep energy retrofit upgrade project (to Passive House standards) in San Jose…"
5 hours ago
Kim Tanner updated an event

Beyond Residential Testing at The Energy Conservatory

May 14, 2014 to May 16, 2014
The Energy Conservatory (TEC) is hosting a Beyond Residential Testing event. In addition we are…See More
7 hours ago
Casey Gesell posted a video

Super Attic - Attic Insulation System

http://www.drenergysaver.com | 1-888-225-6260 The new Super Attic: Advanced Conversion System -- converts your attic from a vented attic into an unvented at...
7 hours ago

Casey Gesell just added their location.
(via Member Map)

9 hours ago
H.O. Electric posted a video

H.O. Services, Generator, Electrical, Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Belmont, Lexington, Arlington, MA

H.O. Services is your residential Electric-Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Specialist. We are an electrical contracting company providing homeowners the best Electr...
10 hours ago
Jim Gunshinan's blog post was featured
10 hours ago
Luis Hernandez posted a discussion

Air Source Heat pump or mini-split efficiency

Greetings everyone!    I have a technical questions I hope I could get some feedback! I understood…See More
11 hours ago
Jim Gunshinan posted blog posts
yesterday
H.O. Electric posted a photo

about us-team

H.O. Services is your residential Electric-Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Specialist. We are an…
yesterday
H.O. Electric added a discussion to the group News & Announcements
Thumbnail

Stay Cool With Easy To Install Ductless AC System!

Stay Cool With Easy To Install Ductless AC System!   Save $300.00 Off A New AC System For A Limited…See More
yesterday

© 2014   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service