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What Do You know About Air Sealing?

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With the bomb-cyclone hitting the East Coast today, you may feel your home become uncomfortable with areas of coldness and drafts. Unfortunately, homeowners tend to feel the full effect of this when a snowstorm has arrived. It is best to be proactive in ensuring that your home is properly insulated to avoid drafts and high electric bills. Thankfully, the experts at Dr. Energy Saver of CT are happy to come to your home to perform a free home evaluation. (Give us a call 1-855-201-5406) This blog explains the first step in ensuring that your home runs efficiently…air sealing!

Gaps and cracks in the attic are an unavoidable part of home ownership. There are several reasons why these spaces form, but every home is subject to the air flow that can occur through these areas. Without proper air sealing, this air leakage will negatively impact your home's energy efficiency and comfort.

So, how do the gaps and cracks form in the attic?

  • Construction flaws
  • Electrical, HVAC or Plumbing work
  • Pest or mold damage
  • Natural wear and tear

The first step of air sealing is testing the attic to identify where the air leaks are. Once we know, we use expanding foam to seal the areas and prevent air transfer. The result will be a much more efficient and comfortable home because your HVAC system won't need to run as long to get the house to the temperature you want.

What are the most common areas are these gaps and cracks are located?

  • Plumbing and wiring penetrations through the attic floor
  • HVAC ductwork, chases, vents, and registers
  • Chimney chases
  • Attic access hatches, doors, and drop-down stairs
  • Recessed lights and fans in ceilings

Don’t be stuck in the cold in your own home. Be prepared for any winter storm and have your attic properly air sealed today! Call for a free, no obligation home energy evaluation at 1-855-201-5406!

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