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Extreme Retrofit Winners Get Door Blown Out

CIMA awarded the Extreme Insulation Retrofit to a Kentucky couple selected at random in April from the hundreds who visited the online sweepstakes.


(L-R: Jerry Robinson, Robinson Insulation, Russell Buckman, Cell-Pak, Bob Eipert, Bremen Energy Auditors, winners David and Susan Heath

Now, CIMA is blowing the door out of the Extreme Insulation Retrofit winner’s house. Well, to clarify, the air is being blown out the front door in a blower door test to identify air leaks in the home of David and Susan Heath as the first step toward their retrofit.

CIMA producer member David Parr and his team from Cell Pak are making ready to upgrade the 3,000+ square foot home with cellulose insulation. The first step of a proper retrofit is to determine air leaks by a professional energy auditor, says Parr. Cell Pak enlisted the support of Berman Energy Auditors to perform a “blower door” test. The process involves mounting a special high-speed fan in the frame of a main exterior door of a home. The fan pulls air out of the home lowering the air pressure inside and draws in higher pressure outside air through leaks and unsealed openings. (more…)

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