Sealing Leaks Improves Comfort, Lowers Costs
Is Air Sealing for You?
If your home feels drafty, you’re probably a good candidate for air sealing. Having a home energy evaluation would confirm that.
What You Should Know About Air Sealing.
Air can leak into your house from various spots, such as a crawl space, dryer vent, outside faucet or your windows. Similarly, recessed lights, an attic hatch or a plumbing vent stack can be paths through which air leaks out of your house. Your Next Step Living™ energy advisor uses various tools like an infrared camera to detect variations in surface heat that indicate heat loss and air leakage.
Air sealing minimizes the flow of air going in and out with caulking or foam filling holes and cracks throughout your house.
Usually done in conjunction with another weatherization measure, insulation, air sealing typically is completed within two days.
Air Sealing and the Next Step Living Difference.
By working with a Next Step Living specialist, you’ll get not only expert workmanship but help making sure that you’re taking advantage of all available rebates and incentives. Depending on where you live, the cost of air sealing may be fully or substantially covered by a utility-company program. (For more specific information about rebates and incentives, please provide your ZIP code in the Get Started button to the right.)
The Impact of Air Sealing.
By sealing leaks, you’ll be more comfortable and save money:
- You’ll be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
- Less pollen and dust and fewer insects will be creeping into your home.
- Energy Star estimates savings of up to 20 percent on your heating and cooling costs or up to 10 percent savings on your total energy costs.