His old house was completely uninsulated in parts and had a drafty front door. But after a deep retrofit, Jeb was able to lower his natural gas consumption by more than 1/3 despite having more people living in the house.
I’ve been sweating about climate change for a while now. I’m part of an artists group bringing awareness to these issues and I am also a member of The Pocket Change Project, the Eco committee of PCA whose mission is to help our wonderful neighbourhood fight climate change, largely through home retrofits.
It all started when I was convinced raccoons or squirrels were living in my attic. I heard them moving every night. I had an inspection and they assured me there was no evidence of entry from the roof or below my upper story window. The inspector said I was probably hearing them crossing the roof, but it sounded like they were in the house.
Pocket resident Dan was an early retrofitter, having started his renovation five years ago. With a bit of perspective now, he offers some lessons on what he liked and what he would have done differently.