The most cost effective way to increase the efficiency of your home is through weatherization. When energy efficiency experts talk about low hanging fruit and return on investment, weatherization is a key focal point. Not only does the performance of weatherization within your home save you money, but it can also help eliminate those uncomfortable drafts and can also increase your home’s indoor air quality.
Air Sealing is of course sealing cracks and crevices throughout your home to ensure that only the right amount of air is escaping from your home. Further, our air sealing experts will also focus on the reduction of attic communication within your home, think cable lines, plumbing penetrations and can lights to name a few. These holes allow conditioned air within your home to escape into the attic. Here in the Southeast, this means that air that you spent money on cooling is escaping into your hot unconditioned attic. Think about the strain you are putting on your air conditioning unit and all that money you are wasting.
The other major weatherization measure we’ll focus on is the efficiency of your duct system. It is natural for ducts located in the attic or underneath the house to effectively fall apart and become leaky over time. What this means is that you are cooling and/or heating the attic or the outdoors, effectively wasting money. Fortunately, this is a fixable problem that not only is affordable, but will also translate to an immediate financial savings and an increase in comfort.
Weatherization improvements are not measured based on comfort although they could be. Our BPI certified technicians perform a blower door test and a duct blaster test which objectively measures the air leakage in the home and through the ducts. Through these measurements and with our deep understanding of building science, we can determine how much work needs to be performed to reach a level that will increase your monetary savings, comfort level and ensure a safe living space.