Home Insulation Can Reduce Energy Bills
Home Insulation and Air Sealing your home’s shell also known as the “building envelope” will reduce energy loss in your home.
It doesn’t matter if your windows are all shut and locked, air loss can escape around door frames and window frames as well as exterior door sweeps that are old and worn.
Heat goes to cold this is known as the law of thermal dynamics. Indoor air can find many ways to flow out (or in) through openings such as cracks, holes and gaps found in your basement, main floors and the attic. Many of these leaks were created by contractors during the building and or remodeling of your home. These cracks, holes and gaps were caused by drills, saws, hammers. These leaks can be found in top plates, joists, rim joists, rafters, pipes, air ducts, electrical wiring, throughout your house.
These openings will cause your air conditioner and or heating systems to work harder to maintain comfortable temperatures, which will increase equipment wear and utility energy costs.
We use state-of-the-art equipment to locate these leaks through infrared thermal imaging and blower door testing. After talking with you on our recommendations to save you money, make your home more comfortable and more valuable, we will provide a firm estimate, we then seal the most common places that cause the most air-leaks such as:
- Pipe and wire penetrations
- Rim joist and top plates
- Sump pump
- Recessed lights
- Attic hatches
Also read how we seal air ducts throughout your home as part of this weatherization service.
Please note that Home Efficiency Experts believes strongly in providing Air Sealing services as part of a complete home energy audit package. Our goal is to provide you with a more comfortable, healthier and safer home while significantly reducing your energy bills. A full-service energy audit/retrofit is the only way we can achieve this goal.
We will perform a free blower-door test at the completion of insulation work to ensure we have made a significant improvement.
All our work is inspected by a certified BPI Technician to ensure we meet or exceed insulation levels inside your home.
You will see a major improvement on how much more comfortable each room is, and how less-frequently your heating and cooling equipment turns off and on.
And your monthly energy bill will be lower for many years to come!