Before you add or replace your insulation, you should make sure that your home is properly air sealed. Air leakage occurs when outside air enters and conditioned air leaves your house uncontrollably through cracks and openings in your attic, walls, and crawlspace. Another thing to note is that leakage also occurs with your duct system. If ducts are poorly sealed or insulated, they are likely contributing to higher energy bills. For this reason, it is important to hire a professional like us to detect all exist or entry points in order to reduce air leakage as much as possible.
Reducing the amount of air that leaks into and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, create a healthier indoor environment and a more energy efficient home. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment- usually in one year or less.