Monday, March 29, 2010
When HazMat comes to your house
I wondered what the neighbors thought when they saw the big tarp over the front door. A guy from the Sangamon County Winterization Program came to our home today to do a blower test and evaluate the energy efficiency of our house. He checked windows and doors, insulation, furnace and water heater, basement to attic.
Then, the blower. The idea was like a huge fan sucking air out the front door. As the fan blew, he would walk around the house, feeling for where the drafts were, and where we're losing energy.
I am such a geek. I loved it!! For years I've been envious of those CWLP customers who can take advantage of their energy efficiency workshops and evaluations.
Of course, there were somethings we were able to predict he'd say...like the hole in the upstairs hallway was letting in air, or that the coal bin in the basement was leaky....then there was the "minor" gas leak and finding out the the contractor we hired to do our upstairs in 2000 neglected to put insulation in the walls. After 3 hours in our home, he had a long list of inefficiencies.
Hopefully, they'll provide the grant money to take care some of the repairs, which would be a huge blessing!
So...Is it better to know the truth? Or remain oblivious?
(the picture above isn't mine...I was shamed into taking my Christmas wreaths down months ago by Jeff Black)
at 11:16 PM