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“Home Comfort Digest”
Air Sealing Your Home can save 15-25% off your Energy Bill!
The Department of Energy states that proper air sealing and insulation can reduce your energy cost by 15 – 25%. Homes are by nature “leaky”. Countless gaps, cracks, openings, and holes are created during normal house construction and added to with electrical, plumbing, and cable wall and house penetrations. Warm air rises and escapes from you home through these leaks. Making your house as air tight as possible….
Caulking and weather-stripping are two simple and effective techniques that offer very quick returns on your investment. Other techniques and materials used include Rockwool and Spray Foam insulation.
Please note that air sealing alone still requires proper insulation to keep your home comfortable- but insulation WITHOUT air sealing is malpractice as air flows freely through most insulation materials- i.e. fiberglass and cellulose.