Why Air Sealing a Home Can Help Improve Energy Efficiency

February 13, 2018 adamb@evidently.com

A home’s energy efficiency is a topic many people are afraid to address, on a large scale. It’s one thing to replace all the incandescent light bulbs in your home with LED or compact fluorescent bulbs, but large scale renovations? That sounds not only expensive, but time-consuming and a real annoyance to accomplish. But there are multiple reasons air sealing a home can be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Lowering Monthly Heating and Cooling Bills

When you air seal your home, you can help to reduce the amount of air loss your home experiences. The result is a decreased need for your HVAC unit to work overtime in order to compensate and achieve the temperature your thermostat is set for. Using your HVAC less frequently means you end up with lower monthly heating and cooling bills.

Reducing Air Loss

Unfortunately, when there is air leakage due to insufficient insulation, the problem goes both ways. It’s not just dealing with drafts, it’s the concern of your home’s heating and cooling system working overtime to compensate for the conditioned air being lost. Icynene spray foam insulation and its ability to create an effective air seal wherever it is applied can help remedy this issue.

“Right-Sizing” Your HVAC Unit

Imagine being able to replace your current unit with a smaller, more energy efficient HVAC unit, simply because it doesn’t need to work as hard? Not only are you looking at higher energy efficiency, but you’re looking at savings.

A More Comfortable Home

When your home is air sealed with spray foam insulation like Icynene, the chances of continuing to experience cold spots in your home are greatly reduced. Cold floors above the garage or un-conditioned living space in the morning can become a distant memory, because the tiny gaps in the building envelope of your home are sealed, which can help reduce the incidence of cold air escaping into your home.

There are many reasons to make your home more energy efficient, ones that will pay off both in the short term and the long term. Air sealing a home is a way to move your home toward energy efficiency while also making it more enjoyable for everyone.

Talk to a licensed Icynene spray foam insulation contractor in your area, to find out more reasons why Icynene is the ideal choice to help create your ideal energy efficient home.

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