Powersmith Home Energy Solutions

Margo and Eric Shuff complained about their home being colder than usual in the winter. And it was. In particular, the floors were freezing in the kitchen and it made the home very uncomfortable. They tried to adjust the heat to accommodate the low temperatures which made their heating bills skyrocket.

Energy Audit Results

The Shuff's contacted Powersmith to do an evaluation of their home and assess the potential for any work that may need to be done. The home needed their crawl space insulated and the cold floors were a result of the lack of insulation in their basement. There was a lot of work to be done.


The professionals at Powersmith did a full retrofit for the Shuffs, including air sealing all of the open areas in the home and basement. They installed cellulose insulation in the eternal walls of the house, spray foam to crawl spaces and basement rim joints as well as cellulose to the open attic. This combination of insulation ensured that the best and most cost-effective solutions was used. A plastic vapor barrier installed in the crawlspace was key to ensuring the cold floors in the kitchen and the rest of the house would be drastically improved.

Project Outcome

The improvements to the home were immediately evident. The family was comfortable in the space and were delighted by the unexpected benefits of a house that was not only warmer, more efficient, and healthier; but also much quieter after the insulation was installed and blocked out street noise.



“This is Margo and Eric Shuff. Hiring Powersmith was one of the best decisions we’ve ever had in regards to our home.

We finally had a great winter and are feeling the benefits of the work we did on our home. We were no longer walking on cold floors, It’s obvious heat stays in the house, and we’re enjoying the unexpected benefits of a quiet home.  

We were impressed with the work that Powersmith did, and have recommended Powersmith to numerous friends and neighbors and they have all had great experiences with their team members.

They were professional - they left the house cleaner than they found it and made sure to answer all questions and concerns and make sure they were completely happy before leaving.”

Long Island, NY

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