All homes have gaps or spaces that allow conditioned air to escape – this includes holes left by electricians to feed electrical wires and gaps in the rim joists that are left open to air flow from outside. Unfortunately, these little openings have a big impact when it comes to your home’s energy efficiency.
Our highly skilled energy and insulation experts can come to your home to conduct our “Search and Seal” procedure. This process finds and targets the leaks that are hurting the home’s energy efficiency, and seals them off for energy use reduction – up to 20%! It’s an incredible process that will pay off in real dividends when it comes to your home’s comfort and your monthly energy savings.
Sealing & Insulating
Ultimately, air sealing and insulation work best when they work together as a team. Insulation works like the down lining in a winter coat, helping lock in warmth in the winter and cool air in the summer, and air sealing is like a wind breaker, stopping excess airflow.
Where to Seal
The short answer: Everywhere there’s a gap. But when air sealing houses, we primarily focus on two areas of the home—the foundation and the attic—and that’s because they’re the two biggest culprits when it comes to undesired air exchange.
Energy-efficient home improvements matter, and not just in the areas of smart thermostats, the best HVAC systems, and new appliances. Air sealing and attic insulation upgrades can also make a big difference in your home’s attractiveness to buyers.