Without air sealing your attic, you are allowing warm air to escape from your home, carrying your hard-earned winter heating dollars. The EPA estimates that the typical American home has enough leaks, holes, and gaps to equal an open window every day of the year. That is a significant loss of heat.
Most insulation contractors will just add insulation to your attic, but this will not stop warm air from escaping. At Energy Smart Insulation, Inc, we will properly air seal all cracks and crevices in your home where heat can escape, including:
- The tops of walls
- Drilled electrical wire holes
- Electrical outlet boxes for lights
- Recessed lighting
- Bathroom vent fans
- Chimney flashing
- Dropped soffits over lighting
- Slanted stairway access
Air Sealing, along with an attic insulation upgrade, can reduce your heating and cooling costs by up to 40%
Benefits of Air Sealing
- Seals off air between conditioned and unconditioned spaces
- Reduced electric bills: up to 25-30%
- Increase home comfort
- Cleaner indoor air
- Eliminates drafts
- Keeps out pests
- Reduces humidity during the summer
Maximize Your Energy Savings
Insulating products like spray foam and fiberglass batts are excellent ways to save money, but they can’t cover parts of your home where natural openings occur. Whether it’s cornering between recessed lights, pipe intakes, or electrical boxes, there are dozens of tiny holes where heat can still escape, which add up for each opening.
Air sealing is the perfect cherry on top of a new insulation installation, creating an impenetrable barrier between you and the outside world. That means no more heat or sound leaking out or pesky critters coming in.
Call the experts at EnergySmart to audit your home’s air seal and fix any leaks to maximize your energy savings.