Home Energy Experts
Whole Home Air Sealing
Why Whole Home Air Sealing?
Air leakage occurs when outside air enters and conditioned air leaves your house uncontrollably through cracks and openings.
Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment.
Depending on your climate and living conditions, there are many simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less.
Problem with invisible leaks
Air leakage occurs when outside air enters and conditioned air leaves your house uncontrollably through cracks and openings. It is unwise to rely on air leakage for ventilation.
During cold or windy weather, too much air may enter the house. When it’s warmer and less windy, not enough air may enter, which can result in poor indoor air quality. Air leakage also contributes to moisture problems that can affect occupants’ health and the structure’s durability. An added benefit is that sealing cracks and openings reduces drafts and cold spots, improving comfort.
Why Attic Insulation?
Does your attic insulation meet current construction codes? If it does not, you are wasting money by conditioning more air than necessary and fighting more battle than necessary to create a comfortable home. Overlooking insulation problems can negatively impact comfort, efficiency and the total performance of your most important environment – your home.
The largest loss of conditioned air, air that you pay to heat in winter and cool in summer, takes place through the roof of your house. If your home seems difficult to heat and challenging to cool, you might want to assess the condition and quality of your attic insulation.
Attic temperature can reach 140 degrees in summer. Poorly insulated attics allow that heat to push into your house. Your air conditioner works overtime to reach the comfort levels you want and savings you need.
Why Duct Sealing?
Of course you want to protect your family, but have you tested the quality of your air ducts?
In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts distribute air, that you pay to condition, throughout your home. The quality of that air and the effectiveness of its distribution directly relates to how comfortable you are and how much you spend on your energy bill.
Sealing and insulating ducts can help with common comfort problems, such as rooms too hot in the summer or too cold in winter and drafty places in rooms.
Money Saving Benefits
As much as 30 percent of expensive conditioned air is lost to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. You pay higher utility bills, and have difficulty keeping the house comfortable regardless of your thermostat setting. A well-designed and properly sealed duct system can make your home more comfortable, energy efficient, and safer.
Every dollar that you save from your fuel bill reduces our overall consumption of energy. Something that is good for your wallet and good for our planet.