When Kamloops, BC, resident Lincoln Cadogan noticed his home energy bills were going up, he started to think about how much it cost to keep his home comfortable.
It seemed that he was paying more than he should have been, just to heat and cool the 1974 two-level home. Cadogan decided it would be smart to renovate his Kamloops home, to reduce the cost and improve the comfort of living there.
Home energy audit
Before he made any improvements, though, Cadogan had a home energy audit to learn which energy renovations would provide the biggest savings. When a BC Home Energy Advisor visited his home to conduct the audit, Cadogan discovered there was a major reason why his home energy costs were so high: his home was losing more than 35 gigajoules of energy each year. That’s a lot of energy, and it was vanishing thanks to the home’s 12 old, rattling windows.
Insulation saves money
Cadogan’s home energy audit also revealed that his Kamloops home lost another 32 gigajoules of energy each year because of uninsulated walls in his basement crawl space. By insulating his basement, the energy auditor explained, Cadogan could save hundreds of dollars, and stay more comfortable at the same time.
Between new, high-efficiency Energy Star-rated windows and additional basement insulation, Cadogan could save as much as 46 gigajoules of energy in a year. “The guy gave me good tips,” he says.
Air sealing stops drafts
Besides the energy that escaped through his Kamloops home’s windows and walls, Cadogan says he was surprised by how much warmth his home lost through the fireplace — not just up the chimney, but through cracks between the bricks themselves. When the Home Energy Advisor used a blower door to do an air leak test, Cadogan saw for himself how his home was losing warm air and getting chilly drafts.
As the home depressurized, cold air whooshed in from around doors and windows, through the fireplace, and even through the wall’s electrical outlets.
After pinpointing all the places where drafts happened, Cadogan’s energy advisor explained simple ways to fix them.
Energy Star windows
After insulating the crawl space and replacing all 12 windows with Energy Star-rated high-efficiency windows, Cadogan says his home feels much more pleasant.
“I have noticed quite a bit of difference with the windows,” Cadogan says. They don’t contribute as much to solar heat gain in the summer, and in the winter, they help the house stay at a more even temperature. “They don’t mist up or fog up any more.”
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