Have you ever found yourself wondering, “What is air sealing?” Probably not, right? Well, if you’re new to the home energy efficiency world, air can be a tricky subject. The funny thing about it is we tend to want to keep air inside, especially in our homes. Air leaks are one of the most inconspicuous causes of excessive energy consumption. In fact, according to the EPA, air sealing your home can cut 15% off your heating and cooling costs.
However, the solution is easy: air sealing. Proper air sealing can fill (or seal) the spaces and gaps in your home, from your windows and your doors to your air ducts. Air sealing can make or break a household budget and assist even the leakiest home in energy efficiency. But, what is air sealing?
In this blog, we’re going to do a deep dive on air sealing and find out just how important it is to consider. We also aim to provide you with some insight as to how much money could be going out the door (or window) because of how much air escapes your house.
What is Air Sealing?
Air sealing isn’t nearly as complicated as it sounds. As mentioned above, air sealing is the act of locating and sealing any air leaks throughout your home. This is the detailed work of evaluating every inch of your ceiling and floors, then using a substance, such as caulk, to fill in the gaps.
The Environment Protection Agency reports that “9 out of 10 homes in the U.S. are under-insulated” and homeowners spend hundreds of dollars a year on expenses associated with air leaks.
Begin Air Sealing Your Home Today!
The good news is you can basically pick a spot in your home and start almost immediately. The quickest way to save money will be to tackle your doors and windows first. Some projects, like the attic, basement, and air ducts are a little more labor intensive, but air sealing isn’t impossible.
Still unsure about where to start? Let’s say you suspect your back door is sagging, or maybe you’ve noticed a major temperature shift between the air around your front door and your foyer. Confirm your suspicion by evaluating the condition of the door and the frame. The easiest way to spot an air leak is by confirming whether or not you see the sunlight through your door. Grab some caulk and get air sealing today. If the best option for your home is to outsource, Energypro offers extensive air sealing services to rid your home of air leaks immediately.
How Energypro Can Help
The professionals at Energypro can help with air sealing your home. With Energypro, you’ll have your pick of energy efficiency packages that include:
- Energy efficient home upgrades including air sealing, insulation, attic tenting, HVAC duct sealing, and so much more.
- Energy efficient products like an LED light bulb package, a Google Nest Thermostat and Nest Protect, Aero Airscrubber, Sense Home Energy Monitor, and more.
- A detailed report on the condition of all major systems within your home, such as the insulation, ductwork, furnace, air conditioner, lighting, and water heater.
- Recommendations on other types of energy-efficient improvements that will help make your home as energy efficient as possible.
Services provided by Energypro will be completed by Building Performance Institute Certified Installers, and your upgrades will be Pearl Certified. Pearl’s certification system is based on building science. It was developed in consultation with national experts on energy efficiency and home performance, and with technical assistance from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This system is approved for use in the Department of Energy’s Home Performance with
ENERGY STAR program.
What does this mean for you? Money, that’s what! When your home is Pearl Certified and you decide to sell, it will sell and/or appraise on average 5% more than homes without certification.
So, if you’re interested in air sealing or anything else involving home and energy efficiency, then let the pros at Energypro help you out. Our certified technicians will not only help your home stop leaking precious air, but help your wallet stay fuller. Reach out and schedule a consultation today — we’ll handle the rest!