air leaks

September 10, 2013

The Blower Door Test: A Key Component of an Expert Home Energy Evaluation

A professional energy evaluation of your home could be the first step in improving the energy efficiency of your home. These evaluations include a blower door test, an assessment that pinpoints how much and where you home is leaking air (or allowing it to infiltrate). Although it’s possible to conduct your own energy audit by looking for air leaks, the professional audit will turn up those areas where air leaks occur in less obvious places. The blower door frame and […]
January 24, 2012

Sealing Up Those Air Leaks In Your Home? Don’t Neglect The Attic Hatch

If your home has air leaks, sealing them will prevent unnecessarily high energy bills, increase the durability of your home and enhance indoor air quality. When doing so, don’t forget your attic hatch — a primary contributor to energy losses. It’s important to seal air leaks because they force HVAC equipment to overcompensate, and utility bills to grow. In addition, pollutants in outdoor air can seep inside your home and compromise air quality. Also, when moisture gains access to your […]
October 27, 2011

Three Places In Your Home Where It Can Pay To Insulate

Upgrading your home’s insulation is a worthwhile investment that will pay for itself in the coming years with what you save in lower monthly energy costs. It probably goes without saying that the more insulation you have in your home, the better your energy cost savings. Insulation also affects the overall comfort of your home, by creating home temperatures that are much more consistent and that correspond to weather demands. You may be wondering where to insulate your home for […]