Many Waimea homeowners looking to improve home performance often think that the only thing they need to do is beef up the insulation in their homes. While insulation is one of the most important elements of home performance, it’s far from being the only piece of the puzzle. Even the best high-performance insulation will have a very difficult time doing its job if the building envelope surrounding it isn’t properly sealed, which is why it’s so important for every homeowner thinking about insulation to also look towards the necessity of air sealing.
Why Air Seal?
Have you ever felt a draft while trying to relax on the couch at the end of the day? Are your energy bills higher than they used to be? It’s an easy thing to overlook, but there’s a good chance that your home is characterized by a multitude of tiny cracks and gaps that are allowing outside air to enter and conditioned air to escape. It’s most likely happening right now—naturally.
Air sealing is the process of filling in these tiny cracks and gaps with specialized materials to ensure that your home’s building envelope is as tightly sealed as possible. Through a meticulous process, I tighten your home envelope and effectively reduce energy loss.
The Benefits of Air Sealing
When your home isn’t properly sealed and air is allowed to flow freely in and out, conditioning the home during the extreme months of the year can be an exercise in futility. Older homes are especially subject to the issue, as wear and tear over the years can increase the size of cracks and gaps and make the problem worse. Once you air seal your home, you can expect to enjoy the following benefits:
Enhanced Home Performance
Boosted Home Comfort
Reduced Energy Bills
Better Indoor Air Quality
No More Drafts!
At Terrawatt, I firmly believe that ignoring air sealing when attempting to enhance home performance is one of the biggest mistakes that can be made. I can seal even the most difficult cracks and gaps to keep energy loss from occurring in your home, supporting your insulation in an effort to boost your home's performance like never before.