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Does your home feel drafty or cold in the winter? Are some rooms warmer or more difficult to keep dust-free in the summertime? The problem could be outside air leaking in through tiny gaps and cracks that can contribute to home energy loss and rob you of energy dollars.
Where Does Air Leak into My Home?
Tiny — and not so tiny— gaps are a fact of life for many homes, even recently constructed ones! Some of the places where these air leaks crop up include exterior walls, attics, electrical fixtures, wire penetrations, basements, crawl spaces, windows, and doors.
When they’re added up, these air leaks can be the equivalent of leaving a window open, all year long! Needless to say, sealing these cracks is a positive step toward improving your home’s efficiency and comfort.
Does My Home Need Air Sealing?
Most homeowners notice the symptoms of air leakage, not the source. Some of the symptoms your home needs air sealing include:
Rooms that are noticeably hotter or colder than the rest of your house
Elevated heating and cooling bills
Excess dust, especially in rooms that are located below the attic
Moisture or mildew odors
Air Sealing: An Essential Step in the Insulation Process
Air sealing and insulation are two home performance upgrades that work better together to maximize the comfort of your Utica or Rome, NY area home. Air sealing creates a barrier that stops air from flowing through your blown-in cellulose insulation, which would reduce its effectiveness as a thermal barrier. Insulation gives your home an additional thermal barrier. Spray foam insulation is unique in that it creates both air sealing and an effective thermal barrier in a single application.
Air Sealing for Comfort, Health & Savings
Air sealing, combined with new insulation installed by the pros at Fred F Collis & Sons, is a home improvement that delivers a big return on your investment in home comfort. The benefits of air sealing include:
Improved indoor air quality
Less dust and allergens
Lower heating and cooling bills
More balanced temperatures throughout your home
Extended HVAC life because of reduced loads
Maximum insulation performance
Start with a Home Energy Assessment
We start each insulation project with our comprehensive home energy audit. We’ll use a blower door test and infrared thermal imaging to identify where air is leaking into your home. The air sealing experts at Fred F. Collis & Sons can pinpoint leaks and seal your home’s exterior envelope with meticulously applied spray foam to help ensure your new insulation performs as it should.
Experienced Air Sealing Pros Make the Difference
Because of our years of experience in home performance and comfort, the air sealing technicians at Fred F. Collis & Sons can locate the problem areas inside your home and seal up gaps that are leaking outside air into your home. We’ve developed a reputation for your meticulous attention to detail to maximize your comfort all year long.