Air Sealing Service
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Any hole in a ceiling, or poor condition of door and windows and their proper closing can cause air to leak and lead to the loss of heated or cooled air that can lead to a decrease in the energy efficiency of your home. Air sealing is therefore important to an energy efficient home, and can help to reduce energy costs, and lead to better performance of heating and cooling equipment. Costs can reduce by as much as 15 percent, and easily help to pay for any measures that you have taken for air sealing.
For the proper identification of air leaks it can help if a blower door test is conducted that accurately determines the amount of air leaking from a home. Air sealing can lead to an improvement in air quality and any repairs conducted are one time and long lasting. Air can find its way out of your home though gaps, cracks, and holes that are present in many of the elements that make up the enveloping elements of your home. A home energy audit conducted by experienced professionals can help to pinpoint these leakages, and allow for repairs to them.
Agencies that provide air sealing services will conduct such audits and then give you an estimate of the work that needs to be done to seal the house adequately. They will target common locations where such leaks occur. This can be from points where plumbing and electrical connections pass through ceilings, walls and floors. Chimneys and the areas around them are often vulnerable to leaks.Attics are another common point and drop down stairs, doors, hatches and skylights can be the culprits. Air can also leak from lights and fans that are recessed, or around windows and doors that are on the outside walls of the house. Sump pump holes, bathroom fans, cracks in plaster or drywall, areas around electrical outlets and switches can allow air to escape from them. Crawl spaces, and basement windows are other areas that these providers of air sealing services will always look for.
Air sealing is important if you want to have a home that is energy efficient. This is best done during construction, but even in older homes, any energy audit can help to identify the leakage points and allow for remedial action to stop all such leakages. Preventing the leakage of air can also help to reduce the incidence of condensation that can often lead to problems with mold and mildew. Condensation in its extreme can lead to structural damage.
When you go in for air sealing services from an experienced and reputed company you will get a tighter building envelope that will help to reduce the amount of air that requires to be conditioned by the installed HVAC equipment you have in your home. Drafts and moisture are prevented, and as a bonus it will also help to reduce the noise coming in from outside. All rooms in a home are not used at the same time, and this can lead to your requiring different comfort conditions. You can ensure this by air sealing that prevents air from one room getting into another. Proper air sealing and tight envelopes can improve the consistency of comfort that you have throughout a home.
The natural process of convection will always result in warmer air in homes rising to higher levels and often escaping through attics. If your home is properly air sealed this process can be halted, and the warmed air will continue to remain in the levels of the home where such warmth is needed for climate comfort. Proper insulation in a home acts to maintain temperatures, but an air leak can act to cause the insulation to lose its effect.
Air leakage can also act to nullify any effects of double glazing and any other measures that you may have taken to increaseto increase the insulation in your home. Air sealing services will identify and block all such leaks and help you to take advantage of the measures you have taken for increasing the energy efficiency of your home.
It is important that you take the help of air sealing services providers if you notice a constant increase in your energy bills and loss of climate comfort, by asking them to conduct an energy audit and suggest remedial measures.