Sealing up gaps, cracks, and openings in your home’s walls and ceilings can be one of the best payback and highest-ROI energy savings measures you can do. Part of air…
If you’ve ever wanted to know what you’ll really save on your energy bills by air sealing in your home, this is the calculator for you.
Draft door stoppers seem like a conveneint option for drafty doors and windows, but how effective are they? We’ll explore!
Energy conservation is one of the requirements for a sustainable home. Unfortunately, most homes with crawl spaces lose energy from hot and cool air through these spaces. Insulating crawl space ceilings is one way to combat this energy loss and save money on heating and cooling bills.
When insulating your house, you may not consider the attic since you barely spend time there. However, air sealing your attic can provide additional benefits you may not have thought about, so you need to consider all the possible advantages and disadvantages before deciding.
Keeping your home comfortable during any season costs a lot because air conditioners and heaters cost money. But those costs could go even higher if your attic access openings are not sealed or appropriately insulated.
You have a couple of old doors in your house. While you’ve been meaning to fix them forever now, the project just keeps falling to the back of your to-do list. Part of the reason may be that you wonder if sealing the doors with weatherstripping is enough to impact your energy usage or if you are better off replacing the doors.
One of the new buzzwords people use when talking about energy-efficient homes is air sealing. As we learn in BPI energy auditor training, this is the first thing we tackle…
Discovering that your home is uninsulated or insufficiently insulated creates a conundrum. Do you continue living as you have or should you put forth the money needed to get your home properly insulated? How much does insulation even save you in both money and energy?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), air sealing significantly reduces household energy bills. Unfortunately, drafts from openings within your home’s building envelope can usher mold growth, pest infestation, and other frustrating occurrences. One of the hot spots for these holes is in the bathroom, around where the exhaust fan is situated.
Do you have a drafty or uncomfortable house? Or maybe your electric bills just seem higher than they should be. Or maybe the different floors of your home have a significant temperature difference? Homes that are not air sealed might be all of the above, and cause other issues to boot.
Attic insulation baffles help to maintain airflow in your roof. But why is this important and does your roof need them? We find out in this article.