Air Sealing & An Energy Efficient Home
Imagine that you’re driving in your car on a cold winter day. It’s freezing outside – and you’re ready to warm up. Now, consider two options:
- You blast the heat… and open all of your windows
- You blast the heat with all of the windows safely closed
We have a sneaking suspicion that you can guess which option will heat up your car faster, and which will keep your car warmer for longer.
Now let’s take this concept and apply it to your house. The result? Air sealing and energy efficiency.
What is air sealing?
Sealing is a way to limit the amount of air that escapes and enters your home. In a nutshell, it is a way to keep your interior at the desired temperature.
How can sealing promote energy efficiency?
When air escapes from your interior, your energy system – think heating and cooling – has to work extra-hard to maintain your optimized temperature. This means more energy… and a higher bill.
What are some ways you seal my home?
There are a few approaches we can take, depending on the needs of your home and your budget. Two of our most popular options are:
Most homes lack the air sealing needed to make your property operate efficiently. EnergyStar estimates that for most houses, their sealing issues have the same impact that it would if you left a window open all day, every day.Smart Home Improvement can help. We deliver a full assessment and air sealing solution to protect your home – and your energy bill.