Leaky ducts were lurking in the attic

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In 2010, Tony and Cindy bought a remodeled 25-year-old home in Spring Valley. They quickly discovered the temperatures in the home were inconsistent and uncomfortable. "Our house was really cold in the winter and it got really hot in the summer," says Cindy. They knew there was very little insulation in the attic, and a home energy assessment conducted last year revealed gaping holes in the ducts.

After seeing the results of the assessment, the couple decided to complete upgrades including attic insulation, air sealing, new ducts, and a high-efficiency furnace and air conditioning system. 

"Now it's a lot more comfortable throughout the house," reports Cindy. "The warm air stays in when we use the heat, and when we use the air conditioner the cool air stays in." The upgrades, which are expected to save the couple 22% on their annual energy use, qualified them for a $2,000 rebate through Energy Upgrade CaliforniaTM Home Upgrade.

You’re invited to stop by and tour Tony and Cindy's high performance home – and meet their contractor, Energy Integrity – on these dates:

  • Saturday, June 15, 2013; 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 20, 2013; 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Add to calendar
  • Saturday, August 24, 2013; 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Add to calendar
  • 3702 Kenwood Court, Spring Valley View map