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My Energy Saving Campaign

January 23, 2013
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I bought a new house in July 2012. Nice house. The energy conservation situation was pretty deficient.   This blog will chronicle my various DIY projects, repairs and improvements on the house in regards to energy conservation.

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Let it Blow

November 23, 2013
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It’s done. I blew 4-6 inches of cellulose … 23 bags in all. It looks like ¬†snow storm up there.   I learned a few things during blowing: You have to break up the cellulose fed into the blower and do not over feed it…

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Documenting what is there.

November 13, 2013
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I Plan on videoing the whole attic before blowing in case I ever need to know where or what something is as it will now be buried under 4 inches of cellulose

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Building structures in the attic before blowing insulation Part II

November 13, 2013
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I’m almost done   1) I’ve built the sub structure for the storage platform 2) Built the sub structure for the gang plank 3) Built the dam around the air…

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Building structures in the attic before blowing insulation

October 16, 2013
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It seems to me that digging through blown cellulose or fiberglass is a nasty job.   There are several things you should consider before blowing insulation 1) Do you plan…

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Attic Insulation – Soffit baffles

October 16, 2013
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Over the past month, I did several things in prep of adding insulation to the attic before it gets really cold.   1) I added the soffit baffles. These are…

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New pool pump for energy savings

July 15, 2013
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I’ve recently done a bit of research into saving energy by switching to a better pool pump   Here’s what I learned   Pumps volume varies with speed directly. so…

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