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1990s Colonial Style in Crofton MD

According to Wikipedia, Crofton was officially founded in the fall of 1964 around the same time as Columbia, MD and Reston, VA - both planned communities as well.
According to Wikipedia, Crofton was officially founded in the fall of 1964 around the same time as Columbia, MD and Reston, VA - both planned communities as well.

Reason for this BGE Customer to Get the Audit

This customer recently moved into the home and was concerned about comfort in the room above the garage.

General Profile - 1990s Colonial Style Crofton Home

Garages, Rooms Above the Garage, Heat Pumps

Year Built: 1991-1995

Foundation Types: Conditioned basements

Typical Homeowner Complaints: Winter drafts, high energy bills, uncomfortable upstairs in summer, HVAC runs all of the time

Usual Insulation Condition: Moderate condition with inconsistent levels, poorly installed materials and incorrect insulation location, particularly in the knee wall areas

Common Insulation Challenges: Basements are typically finished on front and back and upper floor features, such as sloped ceilings and skylights make attention to detail very important

HVAC Ducts: Any ducts in the attic in these homes is usually insulated, however there is usually lots of room for improvement

Unique Features: Sloped ceilings on the upper floor and large skylights make the attic in this style home rather complex to insulate, however a trained specialist should have not trouble getting it right

Homeowner Takeaways from this BGE Energy Audit in Crofton

The room above the garage is not comfortable due to the insulation in the attic, not a lack of insulation in the garage walls.

The sloped ceilings in this home create knee wall features that require special treatment for a more efficient home.

Air sealing an attic is a key component to a great insulation project.

BGE Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Energy Audit

Long-Term Problems if Left Unchecked

HVAC shortened lifespan

Moderate comfort around the home, uneven temperatures

Higher energy bills that will not amount to better comfort

The attic access panels in Crofton homes are typically in a bedroom closet and they lead to comfort problems and high energy bills.
The attic access panels in Crofton homes are typically in a bedroom closet and they lead to comfort problems and high energy bills.
Sloped master bedroom ceilings create features in the attic called knee walls that need extra attention for proper insulation.
Sloped master bedroom ceilings create features in the attic called knee walls that need extra attention for proper insulation.
Blower door results can be compared to similar style homes. It can be used as a guide and the actual test must be done for complete accuracy.
Blower door results can be compared to similar style homes. It can be used as a guide and the actual test must be done for complete accuracy.
Thermal imaging reveals the area missing insulation is a different temperature (cooler in this case) making it prime for condensation to form.
Thermal imaging reveals the area missing insulation is a different temperature (warmer (orange) in this case) making it a weak spot in the overall attic insulation system.

Check out the full energy audit attic assessment video below!

How an energy audit typically helps a homeowner with a colonial style home in Crofton that was built in the 90s:

-Most people associate the garage with the issues with comfort to the room above, however more attention should always be given to the attic rather than the garage walls or garage door.

-Customer's in these types of homes always feel more comfortable knowing that overall they typically have a very good start to a well-insulated home.

-The homeowner was able to comfortably navigate away from typical fixes like a new HVAC system.

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