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September 12, 2023 30 mins
"The home is essentially the Yeti cooler." In this episode of "A Very Fine House," Pete and Marty, The Home Energy Pros, dive deep into the topic of insulation. They discuss the challenges of dealing with a cold and drafty home, especially in Northeast Ohio where spring can bring unexpected snowstorms. They emphasize that insulation is a year-round concern and not just for the winter months. Marty shares his experience of working with thousands of customers and how he prioritizes individual situations before making an assessment of a home heating concern. They also highlight the importance of conducting other diagnostics and assessments before implementing insulation solutions. Tune in to learn more about keeping your home safe, comfortable, and efficient! [00:01:59] Diagnosing drafty homes. [00:07:20] Home's leakage and insulation. [00:09:01] House as a system. [00:12:57] Attic insulation and its impact. [00:17:05] Insulating materials and their properties. [00:19:37] Foam off-gassing properties. [00:22:30] Air sealing and controlling humidity. [00:26:13] It pays you. Got a question that you think we can answer? Reach out to us and maybe we’ll answer it on the show! Check out our website - - and follow us on instagram. Subscribe so you never miss and episode! Special thanks to our Producer and Sound Designer, Noah Foutz, our Audio Engineer Zach Hurst, executive producers Michael DeAloia and David Allen Moss. Thanks for listening, and remember: Air seal, insulate, and ventilate!
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