Many Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona and Hilo homeowners looking to improve home performance often think that the only thing they need to do is beef up their insulation. 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 can't do its job if the building envelope isn’t properly sealed, which is why it’s so important for every homeowner thinking about insulation to look at the one-two punch of insulation AND 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 high? It’s an easy thing to overlook, but there’s a good chance that your home has a number of cracks and gaps that allow outside air to enter and conditioned air to escape. It’s most likely happening right now—naturally.
Air sealing is the process of finding and filling these 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 futile. Older homes are especially subject to the issue, as wear and tear over the years can increase the size of the holes and make the problem worse. Once you air seal your home, you will 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.