Air sealing is a crucial component of home performance, but there are added benefits of air sealing beyond energy efficiency. At face value, it decreases overall air infiltration of a home. Thus, it reduces drafts that occur when wind creates pressure changes between indoors and out. It also helps maintain consistent temperatures indoors by keeping cooled/heated air inside and hot/cold air outside. Below we describe some of the added benefits of air sealing beyond reducing air infiltration and exfiltration.
Many of our clients report that their home is quieter after our work. Noise often travels along the same paths as air. So when we seal those sound dampening often occurs.
When your heat or AC turns on and pulls air into the central return, oftentimes it will pull air through can lights and other penetrations in your attic. It will also pull air from a basement or crawlspace. With air sealing, we stop this from happening. No longer do insulation fibers or other dust enter through these pathways.
Have you ever noticed spider webs in the little nooks and crannies of your house? Air sealing often eliminates the breezy spots where spiders love to spin webs. Have you ever chased after a cockroach only to have it run off and slip into the space under a wall? Air sealing top and bottom plates and other penetrations in your home minimizes avenues for insects and rodents to enter your living space.
Check out our blog on how we helped reduce allergens with air sealing and duct sealing by clicking here.
As you can tell, the added benefits of air sealing make it worth the extra effort. Contact us today to learn more.
Eco Three is a trusted, leading-edge home energy authority dedicated to helping homeowners in Alabama. We do this through our comprehensive home energy audits and energy-efficient upgrades. Our nationally accredited team of hometown experts uses the latest technology to provide actionable solutions to outrageous energy bills and home comfort issues. We are an experienced group of people with a unique plan and a sincere interest in making a difference in people’s lives and the environment. We service existing homes as well as new construction.