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Drafty 1860s Farmhouse Now Comfortable and Cozy

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Source: Norwich Energy Committee

“Before we did this and some other weatherization work, this was a pretty drafty 1860s farmhouse. The transformation has been very noticeable—we don’t feel cold drafts along the floor, the central part of the house holds its heat longer, and it’s all around a lot more comfortable.” - Nancy Cressman & Alan Berolzheimer


Measures Installed

  • Air sealed: attic penetrations (wires, pipes, top plates, pocket doors, etc.), attic access hatch/pull down stairs, knee-wall floors/walls, chimney/flue penetrations, door, basement and ceiling moldings, fireplace knee-wall, basement, attic, chimney, doors, walls 
  • Insulated attic hatch, knee walls, attic open and closed cavities, basement rim joist, and basement above and below grade

Savings Achieved

  • Air Leakage Reduction = 32.3 % Cost of Job $12,230
  • Projected Heat Energy Savings = 23.76% Incentives from Efficiency VT ($2,137)
  • Projected Annual Dollar Savings = $659 Net Cost to Homeowner $10,093

Years to Payback through Savings = 15.3
Return on Investment = 6.5%

More Information: 

Norwich Energy Committee