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Sealing up the bath/shower combo

This is another part in the continuing series on making our almost 60-year-old home more energy efficient.

The main reason for our energy audit was the temperature in our nursery. In the winter, it was so much colder in there than the rest of the house. While in the summer, it was a lot warmer.

The man who came to do the audit, crawled into the crawl space, and found out why: The people who used to own our house updated the master bathroom by putting in a bath/shower combo. We have no idea when they did that, but they didn’t seal the area under the tub. It was just open to the elements, and the master bath backs up into the nursery.

The energy audit guy told my husband to buy a sheet of R5 foam board  and use that to seal up the area under the bathtub.

It didn’t take my husband that long to seal up the area. We are now waiting to see if this makes a difference. If it does, then we’re thrilled about the ease of this project.

We’ve been working on these improvements for a few weeks now, and we’re already seeing an improvement in our energy bill. It could be the unseasonably mild winter, but here’s hoping our improvements will continue to make a difference.

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This entry was posted on March 4, 2012 by in At Home, Featured, Green and tagged , , , .

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