Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Getting Down and Dirty

It's time to roll up the sleeves and get down and dirty. First up, the attic. When we moved the A/C up there we noticed that the attic had no insulation. As you can see by this lovely picture:

 Being the energy conscious folks that we are, we took a trip to good ol' Home Depot with the intention of purchasing blanket insulation rolls (Batt.) However, it turned out to be our lucky day. Home Depot had a deal on blown insulation with the free rental of a blower! This might seem like not so exciting news, but when your attic's highest peak is four feet, it is a welcome relief not to have to crawl through all the nooks and crannies. 

And of course, my little helpers.

Being that I am the smallest of the adults in our family, I had the lucky task of crawling up there and blowing a nice thick coat of insulation. The goal was to put an even layer, about 6 inches high. It sounded easy, but in full gear, and tight quarters it was not.

 Two hours later, we had something that looked like this:

So why insulate? Insulating your attic in an easy way to save on energy. It's great for the environment and for your wallet! A win-win.

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