Your heated air could be leaking out through the cracks in your home. Be sure to air seal when you insulate to create both a thermal and air barrier to prevent heat leakage and drafts. Cold air coming in through the lower part of your home drives heated air out the top of your home.
Common Air Leaks:
- Electrical Wires
- Top plates
- Bottom Plates
- Band joist
- Light fixtures
- Attic Hatches
- Pull down stairs
- Kneewall openings
- Foundation Cracks
Seal up your home to prevent drafts and heat loss
The dirt on the batt shows where air leakage occurs. Air escapes where ever two pieces of wood meet
By foaming these cracks the air infiltration rate will diminish. Insulation is still needed to reduce heat loss
Air Sealing Includes:
- Foaming around pipes, wires etc. to prevent air leakage between conditioned and unconditioned spaces.
- Weather striping around doors, windows, attic openings etc. to ensure a tight seal.
- Blower door test before and after air sealing to check air infiltration rates.
Air Sealing is an important step in making your home more energy efficient. Air sealing works with insulation in creating a full enclosed envelope around the conditioned air spaces in your home. Call us today for us to come and check your air infiltration rate.