Before we bought the house, the REALTOR called Nicor and found out what the gas bill was for the prior year. $99 a month. $1200 bucks to heat the house for the year – it was basically vacant but heated for a year before we moved in. A quick peek up the attic access showed that the insulation was basically missing.
The fix is to insulate the attic of course. Not as simple as it sounds…
The bathroom fan vented into the attic. Well, into a rafter in the attic, really.
There was some jacked up electrical up there and a recessed lite I needed to shield from the insulation.
While I was WAY in the back finishing up the bathroom vent, I just about fell into a hole in my attic. No, not fell and made a hole in my ceiling, I found a hole in my attic. I know, I thought the same thing, who keeps a hole in their attic? Well, I have one. The front entry is lower then the rest of the house, so the attic drops down at that point.
The next step is to actually blow in the insulation. That is NOT going to be fun in this short attic..