Air Sealing: Building Envelope Improvement

Air Sealing: Building Envelope Improvement

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.

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Insulating Your Home

Insulating Your Home

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.

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Top 10 Energy Wasters and Savers

Top 10 Energy Wasters and Savers

Use this fact sheet on energy wasters and savers to learn about inefficient products and appliances in your home, and how to replace them with energy efficient products.

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Top 10  Winter Energy Saving Tips

Top 10 Winter Energy Saving Tips

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.

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Ceiling Leaks

Ceiling Leaks

Ceiling air leaks need to be fixed prior to installing insulation. If air leaks in the ceiling are not properly sealed beforehand, the time and money spent on insulation will be wasted.

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Crawl Space

Crawl Space

Many homes lose a significant amount of energy efficiency in the crawl space. Whether your crawl space is ventilated or unventilated, insulating your crawl space is a good investment.

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Knee Walls

Knee Walls

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.

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Weather-strip Doors

Weather-strip Doors

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.

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Sealing Duct Work

Sealing Duct Work

Leaks in the duct system waste both energy and money. By eliminating leakage in the ducts, your home's heating and cooling system can provide comfort with a decreased run-time.

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Knee Wall Doors

Knee Wall Doors

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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Attic Hatch

Attic Hatch

Many times the attic acess is where poor insulation and improper sealing can cause air leaks that can increase a home's energy costs.

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Basements

Basements

In many homes, it is common to lose up to 30% of a home's heat in the basement. By making your basement more energy efficient, you can lower heating costs and conserve energy.

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