Air leakage accounts for 20 to 40% of the energy used for heating and cooling and also reduces the effectiveness of other energy saving measures. Air sealing the building envelope can provide improved comfort, improved indoor air quality, and lower your home's energy costs.
Between 50% and 70% of the energy used in the average home is used for heating and cooling. Correcting air leakage and insufficient insulation can have a significant effect on your heating and cooling costs.
There are many no-cost, low-cost tips that are easy to implement and can help you save on your energy costs. Investing in additional insulation can conserve energy and save you money on heating and cooling costs for years to come.
A knee wall is any wall that is adjacent to the attic. Without a proper seal in addition to insulation, the extreme heat and cold of your attic can seep through the knee wall and into your living space.
Weather-stripping doors can dramatically increase your home's energy efficiency and stop those chilly drafts. Add weather stripping to any door in which a 1/8-inch-wide crack exists and air can be felt seeping in through the door.
A knee wall is any wall inside a living space that backs up to an attic. Without proper sealing, hot air from the attic can leak into the living space in summer months, and cold air can seep into the living space in winter months.
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