17 Oct '11, 6pm

Wow! A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to home energy efficiency!

Wow! A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to home energy efficiency!

In this section we bring you an array of images from the field, showing the kinds of issues encountered by home performance professionals in real homes. Each tells a story of how hidden (but fixable) problems in homes can cause high energy bills. Missing wall insulation next to and below a window. Source: Home Energy magazine (September/October 2008) Heat losses short-circuit through uninsulated areas where wall framing sits. Source: Home Energy magazine (May/June 2009) Heat losses short-circuit a highly conductive aluminum door sill. Source: Home Energy magazine (May/June 2009) Loosely installed wall insulation settles over time, causing heat losses. Source: Home Energy magazine (January/February 2010) Absence of snow shows lack of attic insulation. Meltwater has refrozen at the cold exterior eaves, creating an ice dam (and telltale icicles), that will eventually cause se...

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