DEEP ENERGY RETROFIT
Would you like your older house to become a near zero energy home? If no room or sun for solar, at least fully insured Kuenn LLC can help change your home enough to use 75-90% less energy for heating and cooling. Think about how much you’d save in a year NOT paying large bills to the utility company.
The average home built before the 1990s has an ACH (Air Changes per Hour) of 6-10. Pre 1970s about 15-20ACH. Even new homes are at 3.9ACH. Why would you want all your heated or cooled air to be leaving the house that many times per hour? Our weak codes call for NO testing. Smart states require 25 cfm50 per square or about 3ACH.
First, 3 steps are needed.
1. Overview of house (how it is insulated) and type of heating and cooling system. Will you need new windows?
2. Review options and create contract for house retrofit with local building contractor Using REMOTE ( Residential Exterior Membrane Outside insulation TEchnique)
3. Blower door test to see how much air leakage there is (to stop waste in heating and cooling)
4. Use qualified contractors to Seal and add insulation in attic, add insulation to foundation walls & add insulation to house walls above ground
Contact Paul for a consulting appraisal.
Basically you will have a new house you can feel comfortable in.
by Paul Kuenn
1. Why Climbing? Explore the endless possibilities of self examination while climbing difficult mountain faces around the world.
2. Explore Lake Superior regions, canoeing the Apostle Islands, ice climbing south and north shores & backpacking Pukaskwa National Park, Canada.
3. Climbing in Ecuador: Ascend many glaciated peaks including the furthest point from the center of the earth.
4. Solar Farming: How solar energy can heat and power a house as well as cold climate green houses and high tunnels.
5. Living by the Sun: Designing a new home for zero energy or at least net zero. Allow the sun to heat your home.
6. One Man's Quest for Energy Independence: Deep Energy Retrofits. How I take old wasteful homes to near zero energy and make them very comfortable using REMOTE walls .
7. Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Follow me while I hiked from the border of Mexico to Canada through the Sierra and Cascade mountain ranges.
8. Explore the SW desert canyons: Wilderness trips into the largest canyons of Arizona, Colorado & Utah. Following in the footsteps of George Steck, trailless hiking in the Grand Canyon with technical rock ascents and descents.
9. Trekking in Nepal. Explore the Gokyo Ri valley on the way to Cho Oyu.
10. Superior Ice: Explore the history and see the best of ice climbing along the shores of Lake Superior.
11. Denali: Exploring the possibilities and attempts to solo the highest point in North Americal