Monday, July 24, 2017

What is Air Sealing and How it Saves Energy

Upgrading insulation often comes to mind when a homeowner wants to save money on their energy bills. Investing in upgraded attic insulation is an important energy upgrade for any home! Insulation reduces heat transfer and can reduce monthly energy bills.

Did you know air sealing your attic prior to adding insulation could save even more money?

The shell (also known as the envelope) of a home contains penetration points. These exist around places like windows, doors and electrical outlets. In an attic, these penetration points can be found around light fixtures, vents, chimneys and other similar points. There are many benefits to air sealing:
  • Reduced energy bills. Air sealing a home is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy bills by keeping air that has already been heated or cooled inside. ENERGY STAR estimates a homeowner can reduce heating and cooling costs up to 20% by upgrading their insulation and sealing air leaks.
  • Reduced wear and tear on your HVAC system. By keeping heated or cooled air in your home, your HVAC system runs less often. This helps reduces wear and tear on the system and can extend its life.
  • Better indoor air quality. Sealing air leaks can reduce the number of outside pollutants that enter a home. Not only can it keep your home cleaner by keeping out dust, pollen and even insects, it helps keep these out of the air you breathe.
Spray foam insulation is a great option to both insulate and seal air leaks in one step. In one step, foam insulation can air seal, create a thermal barrier and can even help control moisture. If you’re looking to air seal and insulate, spray foam is a great product to consider.

Interested in air sealing and insulating your home. Contact us to learn more.


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