26 Feb '12, 12am

Green Building Q&A: Disappointing energy audit--please comment

I received the results of an energy audit done January 18, 2012, along with a proposal for work to be done, which I reviewed in greater detail after the auditor left. I emailed him with my questions, but he hasn't responded. I’d appreciate anyone’s thoughts on how good an audit this is. Most of the proposal makes sense, but one concern is the reference to air sealing “around the flue for DHW /furnace with aluminum flashing and fire caulk.” I have electric baseboard heat (yes, I’m the one). Also, the auditor said the potential yearly savings (for the $4,110 attic project) is $669. One reason I question this is because it shows a reduction in cooling costs, but I don’t have air conditioning. I also wonder about adding cellulose to R-50 (to restore it to what it was originally, which is fine) and installing a hatch to the currently inaccessible attic with the top of it insula...

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