Are You Losing Money to Home Energy Loss?
For many Colorado homeowners, saving money and sticking to a tight budget is more than just a preferred way to live—it’s a necessity. People often turn to cutting out the daily latte or cooking instead of dining out, but what about your monthly energy bill? The fact is, many homeowners pay more each month than they should have to for energy. More often than not, this is a result of inadequate air sealing.
Are you paying too much on energy each month? About Saving Heat can help, and it all starts with sealing your “building envelope,” or the boundary between your living space and the outdoor air.
What is Air Sealing?
There’s a good chance that if your home is more than ten years old, it’s filled with tiny cracks and gaps that can easily go undetected and get worse over time. It may not seem like a big deal at face value, but cracks and gaps throughout the home play a huge role in unwanted air transfer, which means you’re losing valuable conditioned air to the outdoors. Moreover, outside air can easily find its way into the home, resulting in poor indoor air quality.
Air sealing is the process of sealing these cracks and gaps so that air transfer no longer becomes a problem in your home. It’s especially useful when applied to attics, basements and crawlspaces, although air sealing can help to seal up any portion of the building envelope that is currently suffering. Combined with insulation, it’s the most effective path towards enhanced home performance and energy efficiency.
The Benefits of Air Sealing
If you’ve ever felt a draft in a particular portion of your home or have noticed temperature swings in the past, chances are that your home is a prime candidate for air sealing. The benefits of air sealing extend to homes of all shapes and sizes, and include:
- Reduced Energy Bills
- Improved Indoor Air Quality
- No More Drafts
- Enhanced Comfort Levels
- Consistent Indoor Temperatures