Summer is a month away, are you ready? You want to get ahead of these warm temperatures so you don’t have heat waves leavingg your home unbearable? Another downfall to Summer is if your power bills start to go through the roof as your energy-burning air conditioner struggles to cool the house. Luckily we a way to help with this and that is air sealing! We have provided you with some information to help you get ahead of the heat this summer.
Sealing air leaks and properly insulating your home are two of the most effective steps towards reducing the heating and cooling costs in your home. You can also increase the comfort level of your home. Air sealing leaks reduces any uncontrolled air flow into and out of your home. Insulation can also reduce the transfer of heat through walls, roofs and floors. You want you heat staying in during the winter and out during the summer.
Insulation works best when your air leaks are sealed first. Air can leak in and out of your house in many places, this includes around doors and windows, ceilings, walls, floors, around plumbing pipes, vents and electrical outlets and so on. There are so many spaces in your home that you might not realize air is flowing in and out of.
An energy evaluation from Superior Insulation can determine where the leaks and gaps are with the insulation in your home. In addition, having a duct system that is properly sealed can make your home more comfortable, energy efficient and safe. Sealing and insulating ducts can help with indoor air quality by reducing the risk of pollutants and dust entering ducts and circulating through your home. This can include carbon monoxide from appliances.
According to EnergyStar.gov, leaky ducts can reduce heating and cooling system efficiency by as much as 20 percent.
Superior Insulation Services has a variety of insulation types that are suitable for a range of purposes – hard-to-reach areas, attic floors, ceilings, crawl spaces, walls, basements, roofs and ducts.
Making smart decisions about your home can have a big effect on your utility bills and your comfort. Start the process by scheduling a free Energy Consultation with Superior Insulation Services a division of Superior Improvements Group.