Effectively Air Seal Your Home with Wise Home Energy
Wise Home Energy offers comprehensive air sealing services to discover and seal air leaks in homes throughout the Greater Rochester area. As one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency, air sealing can provide many home comfort and health benefits to your home—especially when combined with insulation.
Why Air Sealing Matters
According to ENERGY STAR, air leaks in a home can add up to as much energy loss as leaving a window open all year, leading to high heating and cooling costs and more. Air sealing closes off gaps and cracks to stop unwanted airflow from entering or escaping your home’s thermal envelope, which is the barrier between inside and the outside elements.
While Controlled airflow is important for your home’s ventilation it’s common for many homes in the Greater Rochester area to have too much uncontrolled air flow, causing drafty rooms and inconsistent temperatures. Pollutants, pests, and moisture can also infiltrate your home through breaches in your building envelope, which are known to trigger asthma and allergy symptoms and worsen your indoor air quality (IAQ).
Benefits of Air Sealing
There are several benefits that air sealing can provide for your home, such as:
A More Comfortable Home
Since air sealing reduces unwanted airflow, it can also minimize indoor drafts and stuffy rooms, giving you more consistent temperatures throughout your home all year long.
Lower Heating & Cooling Costs
Air sealing reduces unnecessary wear and tear on your HVAC system, including furnaces, central ACs, and heat pumps, meaning it won’t have to work as hard to heat or cool your home to your ideal temperature. This will improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC system, and in effect, lower your utility bills.
Better Indoor Air Quality
Since pollutants, moisture, and pests won’t have easy access into your home with gaps and cracks properly sealed off, you’ll breathe easier with improved IAQ. Air sealing is especially important in areas like your attic or crawl space, where pollutants are most commonly found in the Greater Rochester area.
A Protected Home Structure
Air sealing can strengthen your home by deterring moisture that can quickly snowball into mold growth and wood rot. Boosting your home’s durability now will save you from complex and expensive repairs in the future.
Never Insulate Without Air Sealing First!
Combining insulation and air sealing is a process known as weatherization. The two home services go hand in hand when improving your home’s performance because they enhance each other’s benefits. At Wise Home Energy, we always recommend starting every insulation project with air sealing to completely secure your home’s thermal envelope.
Find Air Leaks with a Wise Home Assessment
The best way to discover air leaks in your home is with a Wise Home Assessment. During this comprehensive analysis, our team uses specialized tools, like blower door testing and pressure diagnostics, to assess the tightness of your home and locate any major air leakage pathways. Once the testing is complete, we’ll give you a detailed report of our findings along with a recommended pathway to improving your home’s airflow problems with air sealing and insulation upgrades.
Wise Home Energy has completed over 3,000 home assessments to help homeowners in the Greater Rochester area improve their energy efficiency. With our help, you can live more comfortably and breathe easier—all while lowering your utility bills! Our team even stays up-to-date on what incentives are available to help boost your savings with tax credits and rebates.
To get the most out of your Wise Home Assessment, make a list of all your pain points.