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Many home suffer from air leakage through cracks and gaps that have not been well insulated. As wood shrinks over the years from changes in weather, it creates gaps that weren't there in the original construction of the house which can become a major leakage point. When air leaks through the house and out through the attic, it is forced to draw in air that is colder from other areas like crawl spaces and the basement. This is called the "stack effect" and it can be easily solved by simply air sealing your home and installing insulation that will keep air from leaking.
Crawl spaces, as earlier mentioned, are a prime target for cold air to come in through during the winter months, forcing your furnace to work harder than it needs to in order to keep your home a comfortable temperature. This issue drives your energy bill way up and makes for a very uncomfortable living environment in your home. For this kind of problem, installing SilverGlo rigid insulation keeps your crawl space well insulated so that air cannot leak through it.
Many homeowners do not realize that their attic might not have the right amount of insulation which, for most Connecticut homes, should be between R-49 and R-60. An attic can become a major problem area for your home if it is not properly insulated to keep good air in. When got air rises, it can escape through out of the attic, causing your home to be incredibly uncomfortable. The best way to remedy this is to properly seal it, and then insulate and ventilate it the right way so that the R-value of the attic is where it should be.
The SuperAttic system utilizes both spray foam and SilverGlo rigid insulation to seal your attic up tight. The spray foam insulation is great for attics because it can expand to fit any gaps and cracks. Rigid insulation can't compensate for cracks and takes longer to install, but it has an integral radiant barrier to reflect summer heat out and winter heat back in.
When attics aren't properly insulated, warm air can leak out and melt snow sitting on your roof in the winter. The melted snow can then freeze again in the gutter and over time, this process creates and ice dam that collects water which can eventually leak back through roof shingles. The best way to prevent this from happening in your home is to install energy-efficient insulation in your attic so that air can't escape in the first place.
Air can also leak out through cracks around windows and doors if left unchecked. It's important to have your windows and doors checked for signs of air leaks because the amount of energy that can be leaked out is the equivalent of having a window open all the time. By installing replacement windows and doors, it will improve your home's energy performance and help cut down on your energy bill.
Dr. Energy Saver Of Connecticut is committed to customer service which is why we hire only the best certified technicians to pinpoint problems in your home's insulation and seal it up. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are ready to help you find the solution that is best for your home so call us today for a free estimate!