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The Problem

“This (the attic entrance) is an essential item for any home inspector to check and pay careful attention to in every home. The fact that proper remediation of the attic entrance is also an important fire safety measure is also extremely important.” Joseph Wehrhahn, President, NJ Association of Licensed Professional Home Inspectors, Inc.

Compromised

A great deal of heat moves through any attic entrance during both summer and winter. That includes even a small push up or side wall panel. Unfortunately, the heat moves in the wrong direction.

In winter, hot air escapes through the attic entrance in the same way as through a chimney. Experts in the home energy saving business refer to that as the stack effect.

In summer, hot, humid air from the attic flows through the attic entrance into the living area of your home. If it is 90 degrees F on a summer day, the attic can easily be 120 degrees F. Your air conditioning unit uses more electricity in order to cool all of that super hot air.

This leads to a number of problems. First, it is a comfort problem as it will cause a room, hallway or both to be several degrees warmer in summer and colder in the winter. In winter, it also causes cold drafts.

It is a costly problem as it causes wasted heating and cooling expenses, which can often amount to $100’s per year. The cost of heating fuels and electricity has increased dramatically; experts project that trend to continue.

It can also lead to other problems such as ice damming (icicles hanging from your gutters that cause roof damage), use of space heaters (a very costly source of heat and cause of significant injuries and property damage) and mold.

“Right after it was in place, I noticed a difference when I walked upstairs. It was warmer and the miserable draft disappeared. I noticed that the icicles from my gutters also disappeared after a while and never came back.”
Sarah, Homeowner from PA - Read Details

“After it had been installed, the drafts were gone and I noticed that the 2nd floor was 5 degrees warmer! My wife is happy because she doesn’t need a space heater in the TV room anymore.”
Lew, Homeowner from PA - Read Details

“…attic entrances are energy hogs in both hot and cold weather. They often make rooms several degrees colder in the winter and hotter in the summer. They are also comfort hogs. Left unimproved, this hog can even lead to more expensive problems including mold and roof damage.”
Doug Rye, Host of the Home Remedies Show - Read Details

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How to fix the Problem- Essential Standards

The design of the kit is the key to an effective solution.

Like any other engineering challenge, you must first have a complete understanding of the every aspect of problem and then address each in the final design. Failure to do that results in only partial solutions. For the attic entrance, a partial solution not only causes continued energy loss, but also creates other new and costly problems such as mold.

In order to stop the heat transfer problems caused by the attic entrance, the energy saving cover must contain all of the following essential components:

These standards for a proper solution are not just nice to have, they are essential. Beware of kits with low R-value or air sealing that is not durable. They will not stop the heat transfer for long or not at all. You can still have significant waste in heating and cooling costs as well as uncomfortable drafts.

Details on the Standards