Air sealing your Westminster, MD or York, PA area home is a great way to cut down on energy loss and increase your home’s comfort. Paired with an insulation upgrade, air sealing offers an immediate benefit of reducing drafts, addressing rooms that are too hot or too cold and saving energy.
How much energy?
Consider this: the average home has enough gaps, cracks and leaks that can equal leaving a window wide open all year long!
Our Energy Audit Finds the Hidden Gaps
One of the best first steps toward home energy savings is to have an energy audit conducted in your home. This comprehensive assessment uses scientific equipment and measures air leakage, locates missing or ineffective insulation, and identifies other potentially dangerous and expensive problems, such as gas leaks and carbon monoxide. The tools that help us identify the location of air leaks in your home are a blower door test and infrared thermal imaging. These tools work together to “see” through your walls to locate areas where air is leaking into your home.
How is Air Leakage Stopped?
Once the energy auditor has identified where you home is leaking air, we can seal these the gaps and cracks with spray foam insulation. Some areas that are typically targeted with spray foam sealing are:
Attic floor or ceiling
Exterior wall penetrations for utilities
Convenience outlet boxes
Ceiling light fixtures
Joist boxes in flooring and roof systems
How Does Air Sealing Help Insulation?
In most cases, we’ll use spray foam in a small application to seal air leaks we’ve identified with thermal imaging. Once these gaps are closed up, your insulation is able to perform the way it should by preventing heat from passing through walls, ceilings, attics and other insulated areas.
Rebates Make it Easy to Save!
Customers of area utilities — including BGE and FirstEnergy Utilities — offer rebates for York, PA and Baltimore, MD area homeowners who make energy efficiency improvements to their home. These rebates can cover the cost of a home energy audit, as well as improvements including air sealing and insulation upgrades! Additional income qualifying programs such as PPL Electric WRAP may cover nearly all the energy efficiency work. As an approved and certified contractor, York Home Performance can conduct the energy audit, make recommendations, perform the air sealing and even take care of the paperwork!