Systèmes Éconergie Case Studies: Insulating an attic, it's saving in energy consumption, in Beaconsfield.
Several factors can cause attic problems. Air leakage through wiring holes or pipe holes and around chimneys, ducts and access hatches, recessed lights, bathroom fans, summer heat, winter ice, lack of insulation and more! All of these problems are very common in Quebec homes, but we do not always care to proactively address this problem.
This client contacted us because she noticed that the heating and cooling systems were constantly operating and were very expensive. Very often, we see the problems of loft once we are victims. Our specialist inspected this environment and discovered that there was a lot of air leakage from different locations, including lights and fittings. That's why there was a lot of energy loss.
So, our installation team started by removing the old insulation and sealed the partitions and clogged the air leaks. Then, they installed TiteShell can light covers that prevent air from flowing through the fixture, so we can blow insulation over it. In addition, we encapsulate the ducts with our Tight 'n True product which is a high R-value insulation spray foam that blocks air infiltrations. Finally, the team installed our flame retardant Trusoft cellulose insulation, which slows the growth of mold and rodents. It is also denser than fiberglass and fills all interstices.
This solution addresses energy loss issues in this home and reduces the energy consumption and footprint of a home.
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Specialist: Peter Romaniuk
Foremen: Cedrick Masse-Fontaine and Sedric de la Sablonnière
Products: Duct fittings sealing, TiteShell Can Light Covers, Tight 'n True Duct Encapsulation
Problems: Air leaks in the attic
The attic is both the upper space of your house and an outdoor area because it is ventilated. So when it's cold outside, your attic is almost as cold, and when it's hot, it's almost as warm. This greatly affects the temperature fluctuations in the different rooms of your house and is expensive for you in heating and air conditioning. For an energy-efficient home, you need to insulate with high quality products such as our Trusoft cellulose insulation.