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Groton Local

Energy Seminar #2007-3

Air Infiltration and Sealing

Jim Hubert
14-Nov-07
Your House
Air Infiltration Averages

• Ceilings, Walls, Floors (31%)


• Ducts (15%)
• Fireplaces (14%)
• Pipe & Wire Penetrations (13%)
• Door (11%)
• Windows (10%)
• Fans & Vents (4%)
• Electrical Boxes (2%)
Sill Joists &
Basement Ceiling

Basement Windows
& Walls
Boiler/Furnace
Exhaust to Chimney

Direct Vent
Boiler/Furnace
Bulkhead Door
Outside

Bulkhead Door
to Inside
Dropdown
Attic Stairs

Attic Stair Insulation


Shell Cover
Attic Insulation
Soffit Vents

Soffit Channel
in Place
Passive Attic
Ventilation
Power Roof Vent Fan
with Thermostat

Gable Vent
Storage Platform
in Attic

Chimney in Attic
Knee Wall

Tub Unit
Furnace
Trunk Line

Duct Run Down


Duct to Unheated
Crawl Space

Duct Above Ceiling


to be Closed In
Fire Place

Unused
Chimney
Input Hole

Fire Place Damper


Sewer Line Pipe

Exposed Pipes
Water Well Pipe Entrance

Gas Pipe Entrance


Electric Wire
Entrance

Pipe to Outside Sillcock


Heating Radiator Pipe

Electric Feed Wire


Exterior Door

Patio Door
Windows
Old Double-Hung
with Storm Window

Bay Window
Walk Out Bay Window

Double-Hung
Window Sash Lock
Insulated Glass – Broken Seal
Dryer Vent Pipes

Dryer Vent
Bathroom Exhaust
Fans

Fan Timer
Range Hood

Window Air Conditioner


Outlet on Outside Wall

Wire Feed to Outlet


in Inside Wall
Stairway

Stairway Gate
Thermostat

Thermostat
Placement
Big