Improve Energy Efficiency, Air Quality and Home Comfort
In a typical home, air leaks are found at ductwork, lighting fixtures, and holes drilled for various purposes (plumbing, wiring, exhaust fans). In total, these areas can easily create a leak that is equivalent to leaving open a large window in your home. Knowing this, it is easy to imagine how this can increase your utility bill while, at the same time, reduce your indoor air quality and the overall comfort of your home.
Sealing a home includes plugging holes in the home’s exterior walls, attic, crawl space or basement, ceiling, and floors. The goal is to reduce air leakage as much as possible, while maintaining proper ventilation for indoor air quality and home comfort.
Benefits of Air Sealing
Rooms or areas of the house that tend to be drafty in the winter are often the result of air leakage into the home. Sealing these homes tightly can result in a much more uniform temperature and comfortable room.
Lower Utility Bills
According to Energy Star, air leakage and improperly installed insulation can waste 20 percent or more of the energy used to heat or cool a home. With effective air sealing and insulation, heating and cooling systems will not need to work as hard.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Sealing the leaks in your home reduces the amount of unconditioned (unfiltered) air, dust, pollen, bugs, humidity, and smells that can enter your home and helps improve indoor air quality.
Increased Performance and Durability
By increasing your home’s performance, you are creating a more comfortable living space while decreasing your utility bills. In addition, by reducing air leakage, you are minimizing the possibility of moisture problems from condensation and water infiltration. This also significantly reduces the possibility of mold, rot and damage to the structural elements of your home.