Air Sealing and Insulation Go Hand-In-Hand
Air sealing & insulation are the top recommendations by Home Performance with ENERGY STAR contractors in Vermont, and here's why:
Lower heating bills
You can save an average of $375 a year in energy costs
Comfort you can feel
Reducing drafts and heat loss results in warm, even temperatures.
Better ventilation combined with less dust and pollen entering the house means you'll breathe easier.
Air Sealing Basics
No matter how much insulation your home has, if there are cracks and gaps, the air you just paid to heat or cool will escape. Stopping air loss by air sealing is one of the least expensive and most cost-effective actions you can take to improve your home's comfort and energy efficiency.
The best way to find where your home is losing the most energy is a by having a professional energy audit. The auditor will find the most important air sealing targets—those spots in your home that are letting the most air in—and can give you the biggest return on your investment.
Remember: Air sealing before insulating will make the insulation much more effective.
Insulation Basics: Why it Matters
Whether you live in an older home or newer construction, chances are you can reduce your energy bills by adding more insulation. No two homes are the same and there are many ways to insulate them. It can often be confusing to determine the right type and amount of insulation for your home.
We recommend hiring a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR contractor that has been trained to identify the insulation needs in your home.