AIR SEALING AND ENCAPSULATION
Warm air is always trying to move towards and mix with cooler air. Warm air leaking into your house during the summer and out of your house during the winter can waste a lot of your energy dollars. One of the quickest dollar-saving tasks you can do is caulk, seal, and weatherstrip all seams, cracks, and openings to the outside. You can save on your heating and cooling bill by reducing the air leaks in your home.
How Does the Air Escape?
The most efficient way to save energy is to keep the conditioned air inside your home, unfortunately today’s building practices (and yesterday’s) do not emphasize energy importance of sealing a home to the point where there is very little air infiltration. Think simple, in the winter you would button up your coat to maintain the heat you already have before you would walk around with a heater blowing on you all day long. The same principle goes for your home. This diagram gives a good explanation of where your warm air disappears to in the winter.
By sealing your crawl space, walls, roof line and windows you stop the path for air to travel around your home.
Ok, so I have sealed up my house. Won’t we get Sick Building Syndrome?
No. After spraying foam in your roof line, walls, and crawlspace we then mechanically introduce fresh air into your home from an outside louver and duct to the return ducting system. This fresh outside air is then filtered & conditioned by your HVAC system before it is brought into the home thus eliminating the old practice of “a house needs to breathe”.
Bringing your home up to today’s technology of home performance will greatly increase your comfort, increase your well being and decrease your spending on utility bills.