Air Sealing Your Home, The Why and How

Do you ever feel as though your utility bills are too high or that your HVAC system isn’t working properly, even after a tune-up? One quick answer could be that your home isn’t air sealed. A house that leaks, or lets in, too much air can cause a hefty increase in energy bills. The best way to combat this is through air sealing and insulation. That’s why we’re sharing why you should air seal your home, how to do it, and how insulation will help.

Why Should I Air Seal My Home?

Your heating and cooling costs can make up nearly 42% of your yearly utility bills, according to Energy Star. Imagine how much more you would be paying if your home let in cold air during the winter and hot air during the summer. This would make your HVAC system work twice as hard for the same amount of treated air. Instead of allowing yourself to pay extra on energy bills, there are a few simple solutions. The first is air sealing and the second is insulation. Air sealing will ensure your home isn’t leaking air or letting in untreated air. Air sealing alone can save homeowners around 15% on their heating and cooling costs. Insulation can help ease the pressure on your HVAC system and keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Between these two methods, you’re looking at large savings and a comfortable lifestyle.

How Can I Air Seal My Home?

While some attempt to seal a home themselves, we don’t recommend it. If you want to air seal your home, call a professional. The expert technicians at Service Champions can air seal your attic and fix any cracks or holes in your ductwork. If you simply want to air seal the windows in your home, all you need is some caulk, a ladder, and some free time. You can also use caulk to air seal or weatherproof your front and back doors. If you want to truly ensure every bit of your home is air sealed, we recommend calling your utility company to schedule an energy audit.

One Step Further, With Insulation

If you want to take sealing your home one step further, you can’t go wrong with insulation. Most homeowners opt for blow-in attic insulation which only last 20 to 30 years under the best conditions. Unfortunately, if your home is not air sealed, that will decrease the lifespan of your existing attic insulation. If your attic has air leaks, that could cause moisture, heat, and cold to degrade any existing insulation. When properly installed and cared for, insulation protects your home against extreme hot and cold. Insulation also helps maintain the treated temperature of your home, ensuring your HVAC equipment is running effectively and efficiently.

Want to Learn More About Insulation and Other Treatment Options? Call Us!

Are you curious about your home’s defenses against weather and temperature? If so, give as a call at Service Champions. Our expertly trained HVAC technicians look at your home and help you decide on insulation. We are the only SoCal Diamond Certified HVAC company proudly serving Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties. Feel free to reach out to our friendly call center representatives or schedule an appointment online.