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Old 03-04-20, 10:20 AM   #11
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Ok so have you done an energy audit in the house? Reducing your heating needs is a much bigger better strategy to pursue than devoting your time and effort towards effective feeding the heat gobbling. Leak sealer and insulation is an investment that starts paying back immediately and continues essentially forever.
I'm doing some earthquake retrofitting to the cripple wall in my basement(split entry home)I'm putting in shear wall all the way around and I'm going to cover it in 1" foam before I put the drywall backup. That should help some.

All my windows are updated dual pane. My attic has 12" of blown insulation. My last area I will improve on is my front door area. Its an 1972 build so the wall insulation is not the best. I have sealed most of my air leaks, I'm not sure what else I can improve on in a practical sense.

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