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Your heating and air system is sized to the overall air volume of your home's air space. The return side of your system pulls a negative pressure throughout the home, and draws air from areas of least resistance. These areas include top wall plates, electrical, plumbing, and gas penetrations, recessed can lighting, fireplaces, attic hatches, HVAC chases, drop ceilings, and perimeter rim band.
Home Energy Solutions:
Sealing the building envelope or "shell" of your home is often the most cost effective way to improve energy efficiency and comfort. Home Energy Solutions of the Triad, parent company of Handyman Pros of Greensboro, is a BPI GoldStar Certified contractor trained in the art of identifying and sealing air leaks throughout the home to stop uncontrollable and uncomfortable drafts. We utilize specialized diagnostic tools such as infrared imagery and blower door technology as necessary to locate air infiltration that has a direct effect on your heating and cooling system and how long it cycles.
We live by the "Open Window Concept" where several small drafts can allow the equivalent amount of air into a home as an open window. In the middle of a cold winter, you would immediately close a window in order to maintain the heat within the home and to keep your heating costs and comfort levels to acceptable levels. Does it not make sense to seal these currently uncontrolled leaking gaps as well?
It is often that a home's air leakage can account for 30% or more of your home's heating and cooling costs, and contribute to problems with moisture, dust, noise and entry of pollutants, insects and rodents. Sealing these air leaks is one of the most affordable and cost effective strategies to help you save money on your energy bills, feel more comfortable in your home, and reduce your energy consumption. In most cases, the money spent on sealing your home's air leaks is recouped within 3
years through lower energy bills. Perhaps that is why air sealing is #1 on the Department of Energy's (DOE) priority list for weatherization of single-family homes.
Benefits to Air Sealing your home:
- By significantly reducing the load on your HVAC system, resulting in lower energy costs and an increased comfort level throughout the home
- Improve building durability/prevent moisture problems
- Reducing the transfer of allergens from the unconditioned spaces to living areas within in the home, resulting in a much higher level of indoor air quality.
- Prolong the life of your HVAC system, due to less wear and tear.
- Save money on upfront equipment costs as well as long-term operating costs, due to the overall load on the system being reduced.
How Much Can I Save?
The amount of energy - and money - you save will depend on the amount of air leakage you have. If your home is a newer, well-built home, your savings could be around 5-10%. For older homes, the savings can be more than a 30% reduction of heating and cooling costs. The average savings is around 15-20%.
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