- air conditioning
But...there's a third thing nobody talks about.
The Third Thing
The third thing, from my perspective, is actually the First Thing, and it's "air sealing." Air sealing is so important that it's written into building codes.
Think about it.
If you have AC...does it work if that cold air leaks out of your home quickly?
If you have a dehumidifier...does it work if the dry air leaks out quickly?
If you're hot in a house with big, hidden holes in it...will messing with the thermostat help you?
If you're a landlord with vacation tenants who run up your electric bill...is it really their fault?
"Insulation" is an important element of home performance, but it’s not 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?
Air sealing is the process of finding and filling 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 flows 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 I 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 is a big mistake, which is why I build it into every one of my contracts.
Ready to see what air sealing can do for your home? Contact me today to learn more or to schedule an appointment!
I've brought Blake in as a consultant on difficult jobs. He continues to impress me with his breadth of knowledge, excellent communication skills, and passion for building science. He's been an asset to my business, and I highly recommend his services. Joel Frank Carpentry