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Are your energy bills higher than normal? Is it drafty and uncomfortable inside your home? You may need to seal air leaks.
Big City Insulation of Idaho offers whole-house air sealing in the Boise, Idaho area. Sealing is an effective way of reducing energy consumption by reducing air leakage in homes.
Air leakage, or infiltration, is outside air that enters a house through cracks and openings. The recommended strategy in both new and old homes is to reduce air leakage as much as possible and provide controlled ventilation as needed.
The air sealing process involves the use of a blower door, which includes a fan that pulls air out of the house and allows outside air to flow in through unsealed cracks and openings. With smoke pencils, our mechanics can find these leaks and seal them. This helps homeowners reduce energy consumption, as well as prevent moisture condensation problems, uncomfortable drafts and uneven heating or cooling.
Air infiltration can account for 30 percent or more of a home’s heating and cooling costs and contribute to problems such as:
Reducing infiltration can help significantly cut annual heating and cooling costs, improve interior comfort and contribute to a healthier indoor environment.
Although windows, doors, and outside walls contribute to air leakage, the biggest holes are usually hidden from view and connect the house to the attic, crawl space or basement.
The main key is to identify these areas during the design process, assign responsibility for sealing holes and check to help ensure that the air sealing was done effectively. Usually, all big holes are sealed first, then the large cracks and penetrations and, finally, the smaller cracks and seams are sealed.
Big City Insulation of Idaho offers whole-home air sealing in Boise, Idaho and the surrounding areas. We want to help you make your home as energy-efficient and comfortable as possible.
Contact us today to learn more about our services or if you’re ready to air seal your home!
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