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Attics & Crawl Spaces

January/February 2016
A version of this article appears in the January/February 2016 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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December 29, 2015
Attics and crawls are not appendages but integral organs of the system
I had a client who spent $3,800 restoring an old O’Keefe & Merritt stove, $3,000 on a retrofit 1950s fridge, and $2,200 on a porcelain sink from England. When I suggested that he allow us to clean out the attic and the crawl space, do some air sealing, and insulate, he said, “No, it’s not that expensive to heat this place.” He pointed to a small electric heater by his desk. “I just sit close to this and wear a sweater in the morning and then it gets warm after a while.”

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