Segments in this Video

Getting Started (03:06)


Properly installed insulation reduces heat gain or loss. Set target R-value and efficiency goals for project. Plan to meet or exceed minimum requirements.

Identifying the Right Materials for the Job (01:52)

Common types of insulation include batt, loose fill, foam insulation, and reflective and radiant barriers.

Preparing the Jobsite: Safety Hazards (01:29)

Always wear eye protection and a respirator when working with insulation. Note safety hazards during inspection and take necessary precautions.

Plan Access Methods (00:59)

Adding insulation must be carefully planned out when performing a retrofit installation.

Installing Foam Insulation (03:56)

Seal leaks using caulk or foam before installation. Install a heat blocking barrier around exposed electrical wiring. Special equipment is used to meter, mix, and spray the foam.

Installing Batt Insulation (01:11)

Fiberglass batt comes in long rolls and must be hand trimmed to fill spaces. Staples are used to secure this type of insulation.

Perform Final Testing and Homeowner Training (00:49)

Manually inspect insulation and test the home for air leakage reduction. Review results and cost savings with the homeowner.

Credits: Air Sealing and Insulating: Residential Energy Efficiency Projects (00:16)

Credits: Air Sealing and Insulating: Residential Energy Efficiency Projects

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Air Sealing and Insulating: Residential Energy Efficiency Projects

Part of the Series : Residential Energy Efficiency Projects
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Besides helping a house use less energy, properly-installed insulation means greater comfort and less noise. This program explains insulating and air sealing as part of a new home build, and also as a retrofit to an existing home. Beginning with the establishment of energy goals, the video takes viewers through the process of choosing the right kind of insulation, evaluating and accessing current insulation on a retrofit, locating and sealing leaks, and installing different types of insulation, including spray foam, fiberglass batt, and blown-in loose-fill, with safety always in mind. Verifying the installation with a blower door test and reviewing results with the homeowner is also covered, and smart building tips are provided throughout. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. A Shopware Production. A part of the series Residential Energy Efficiency Projects. (14 minutes)

Length: 15 minutes

Item#: BVL53203

ISBN: 978-0-81608-636-8

Copyright date: ©2014

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