Tag Archives: air sealing

The sound of a leaky house




I’ve highlighted a number of cheap or free ways to find leaks in your home in earlier posts (and of course a free energy audit from Mass Save is always a top-choice.) Here’s one more: If your hearing is good, … Continue reading






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On the roof! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a thermal break!




A short post on this, the first snowfall of the year, even if it is only a dusting. If your roof has stripes like this, you’ve got a problem. Either your insulation is failing/missing or you’ve got an air-sealing problem … Continue reading






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Thermal images of your home




There have been several articles recently about thermal images that will be taken of some Arlington/Lexington homes. Neither Arlington HEET or Sustainable Arlington is affiliated with the program, we don’t get any money from it, and we won’t be able … Continue reading






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20 People, 4 Hours, 21% Reduction in air-infiltration




Thank you for another great project Saturday. 20+ people swarmed over the home and did an amazing job while having a great time. Some people seemed to find their calling sealing the hole around the chimney in the attic, others … Continue reading






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Union of Concerned Scientists write-up on A-HEET




If you are a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists you may have received your most recent Earthwise newsletter in the last few days. Front page, to the right, you’ll see a nice piece about a recent A-HEET event. … Continue reading






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Sealing doors properly with Q-Lon




UPDATE 12/28/2010: Nails used to install Q-Lon should be either galvanized or stainless steel to prevent rusting. UPDATE 2/27.2011: I’ve updated step #11 – the Q-lon kit comes with three pieces: a top, a left and a right. The left … Continue reading






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