Air carries heat, moisture and pollutants with it. Gaps and cracks in your home's building envelope allow air to flow readily into and out of your home. Once these problem areas are located with a blower door test and thermal imaging during one of our home energy assessments, your Long Island home can be air sealed to help prevent energy loss, discomfort and health concerns.
What is Air Sealing?
Air sealing is the process of closing holes, gaps and cracks within a building's structure to prevent airflow. Caulking, weatherstripping and using spray foam insulation are all potential methods of air sealing.
Is Air Sealing the Attic Worth It?
The attic in particular is an area of concern when it comes to a home's comfort and energy efficiency. Air sealing the whole structure with a special focus on the attic will improve your everyday life at home. Although some benefits of air sealing may be subtle, every effect will be felt over time in your home's health, comfort and heating and cooling costs.
Lower Your Heating and Cooling Costs
Since air sealing blocks air from coming in and moving out of your home, your heater and air conditioner won't have to work as hard to keep your home warm or cool throughout the year. This works to lower your energy costs and extend the lifespan of your HVAC equipment.
Air Sealing Improves Indoor Air Quality
Since air sealing helps to stop unwanted contaminants like dust, dirt, moisture, allergens and other debris from easily coming into your home, it greatly reduces the chances of poor indoor air quality due to indoor pollutants. Low indoor air quality can cause a variety of respiratory problems, with the potential for eye and skin irritation. To help lessen the severity of asthma and indoor allergy symptoms, air sealing is a necessary measure in improving your home.
Experience True Comfort at Home
You don't want hot outdoor air invading your home during the summer months, nor do you want your home's heated air escaping during the winter. With appropriate air sealing, insulation and heating and cooling, your home will remain comfortable regardless of the temperature outside.
Air Sealing Your Long Island Home for Increased Comfort & Savings
You don't have to live in a home that's uncomfortable and unhealthy with expensive energy bills. Energy Haus can air seal so that you experience the benefits of lower heating and cooling costs, comfort and better indoor air quality in your home.