Sealing and Insulating Your Home

Air leaks, whether it's inside air going out or outside air coming in, consumes more energy and makes your furnace work harder.

Four things to look for when sealing and insulating your home

We all want our homes to be comfortable. Warm air from your furnace should circulate properly through your home’s air ducts, but should also stay inside without leaking outside your home. Similarly, outside air should not be able to make it inside if all your doors and windows are closed.

What is Sealing and Insulation?

Air sealing is the process of sealing cracks and other sources of leaks in your home to prevent heated air from escaping and unwanted outside air from entering your home.
Insulation is a protective barrier between heated or cooled areas of your home and the outside to reduce heat loss and regulate air flow.
There are easy things to check for when determining if you home needs sealing or more insulation.
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Air Drafts Into Rooms

The average home leaks air equivalent to having a window open every day of the year. Filling in gaps and holes to reduce the amount of outside air that can seep in can help reduce this leakage. Some places to check are recessed lights, electrical outlets, windows, doors, and the attic.
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Hard To Maintain Comfortable Temperature

According to ENERGY STAR®, about 20 percent of heating air that moves in your home’s ducts is lost due to air leaks and poor insulation. Sealing ducts and better insulation can help keep a consistent temperature in your home that better keeps warm air in and cold air out.
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High Utility Bills

When a home is not properly sealed and insulated, your heating system may need to work harder, which can lead to a more expensive utility bills. Sealing and better insulating your home will help save energy and money.
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Poorer Air Quality

Air leaks can lead to more dust and allergens getting into your home. Sealing and insulating your home can reduce many air quality concerns by minimizing dust and other pollutants in your home.