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It's no secret that high-performance insulation makes a house more comfortable and energy efficient by slowing down the transfer of heat through the walls, ceilings and floors. Homes in New England need to be really good at slowing down heat transfer.
But insulation itself is only part of the equation. A lot of heat loss in older homes is due to air leakage.
Make Your New Hampshire and Maine Home Energy Efficient with Air Sealing
Most homes have a higher rate of air leakage than they should have because older construction practices didn't consider heat loss through air leakage.
When energy prices were lower, the problem of being too cold (or too hot) in a house was dealt with by adjusting the thermostat until you had enough heat (or enough air conditioning) to keep you comfortable.
Those days are gone, and today's building codes require energy efficiency measures for new construction. We can help bring your existing home close to, or in line with, current energy efficiency requirements.
Here's the best part: Air sealing is the least expensive way to see a large drop in your energy bills and a huge boost to your comfort.
The Importance of Duct Sealing
Another area where air sealing is overlooked is duct sealing. In most houses with a furnace, some of the ductwork feeding warmed or cooled air to the house is in an "unconditioned" space, such as the attic. Likewise, hot water pipes often run through cold areas.
If your ductwork or hot water pipes are not air sealed or insulated, you're going to be uncomfortable, and you're not getting the full benefit of the energy you've paid for!
The Benefits of Air & Duct Sealing
Air sealing and duct sealing result in better:
Indoor Air Quality
There are several approaches to air sealing, and a thorough job of air sealing in a house goes well beyond weatherstripping and caulking. All major rebate and financing energy-saving programs fund air sealing work for eligible homeowners.
How Air Sealing & Insulation Work Together
Air sealing and insulation work together to stop or minimize air flow and heat flow through the walls, ceilings and floors. Air that leaks into the envelope of your house from inside is warm and moist and can end up causing structural damage to the home.
Contact Simplified Green Homes today to get answers to all your air sealing questions!
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
“I am rehabbing an old farmhouse and I had Simplified Green Homes do the work. After calling another company and waiting for a week to try to get a quote, Simplified Green Homes came out the next day and had the quote to be that night. Not only was the service impeccable the quality of the work was awesome!”
Christina - Kennebunk, Maine