P2000 Is the Insulation of Choice for this Heating Contractor
“I am writing to share with you my experience with P2000 Insulation. I was building a new office for my heating service business and heard about P2000 Insulation at the Spring Home Show in Saint John, NB in 2006. Last fall, we completed our building and are happy we used P2000 for the project. Our building is 32’ x 40’ with two full floors with the bottom floor being used for our showroom and reception area with a private office, kitchen, and bathroom area. The upstairs area has a bedroom and private office area – but most of the space is open and used for parts, tools and inventory.
The building is extremely easy to heat. Our showroom has a demo forced air furnace (not connected to ductwork) that heats the downstairs area extremely quickly. The upstairs area – which we kept slightly cooler – is heated with just the heat that we allow to drift up the back stairway. Apart from a small electric space-heater (1500 watts) in the bedroom (10’ x 22’) to keep it warmer, there is no other source of heat in this building.
When the colder weather came, it seemed like it was working well. The building was warm and tight – with no sign of drafts. The furnace seems to be running infrequently, but the real test would be the cost of heating oil – so I waited for the fill-ups to calculate the heating cost. The tank was filled on December 6th and not filled again till January 27th. During that period, we used a daily average of 10.25 litres at a cost of $7.40/day. The tank was not filled again till January 27 and until the next fill on March 27th, we averaged 9.67 litres/day at a cost (after the price increase in furnace oil) of $7.71/day. That means that I was spending approximately $225 per month to heat 2,560 square feet.
We installed 1” of P2000 to the exterior walls the entire building. P2000 3/8” was applied to the ceilings downstairs and the 1” to the ceilings upstairs. There is no other insulation. The walls downstairs were finished with sheetrock – right over the studs with empty cavities and for the ceilings, we applied sheetrock directly over the P2000. On the exterior, vinyl siding was applied directly over the P2000 and nailed into the studs.
I am extremely pleased that we decided to use P2000 on this building. This building project has completely convinced me that P2000 is an amazing insulation product and I am already recommending it to others.”
Hazen Cooke, Cooke’s Heating – Hampton, N.B