Air sealing

November 13, 2012

Boost Whole-House Energy Efficiency In Your Georgia Home With Air Sealing

When you are trying to cut energy costs in your Peachtree City-area home, looking at your whole-house energy efficiency can help. Think of your home’s energy efficiency like a metal chain. The chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and your home is only as efficient as each individual part. So what is whole-home energy efficiency? It is the process of taking all the parts of your home that contribute to efficiency, including the HVAC (heating, ventilation and […]
May 7, 2013

Air Sealing: Deter Allergens and Promote Efficiency

If you’re looking for an effective way to both reduce airborne irritants in your home’s air and lower your conditioning bills, consider air sealing. It’s a project that most homeowners can manage, doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, and you’ll be able to tell the difference in both your cooling and heating bills and personal comfort and health. The following is a do-it-yourself method to locate air leaks: First turn on the kitchen and bathroom exhaust, then close all […]
November 28, 2013

The Whole-House Approach to Energy Efficiency: All Systems Working in Sync

In a properly functioning system (whether it be an automobile, the human body or a home), all of the components must operate effectively and efficiently for the system to perform optimally. This is the basis for a whole-house approach to energy efficiency. Below are some of the systems that work interdependently to keep your home comfortable year-round. HVAC System Your heating and cooling system(s) work to maintain proper temperature and moisture levels. To do so most effectively, the system needs […]
December 10, 2013

Your Airtight Georgia Home: A Guide to Weatherstripping

For optimum air quality, comfort and ideal temperatures inside your Georgia home, air sealing should be part of your energy efficiency plan. Here is a basic guide to weatherstripping. What It Is Weatherstripping (usually felt, adhesive-backed foam, plastic, vinyl or metal) fills in nooks and crannies around your home’s openings. Where window meets window frame, or door meets door jamb, you’ll find weatherstripping, including around garage doors, crawl space entryways and attic doors. Why You Need It If you have […]