- Air Conditioning
- Home Energy Audit
- Oil to Gas Conversion
- Crawl Space
No question about it, air sealing is an incredibly effective way to improve your home’s comfort, energy efficiency and indoor air quality. That’s why we encourage homeowners to include air sealing in their home performance upgrade strategies.
Shouldn’t My House “Breathe”?
Most of our customers are astounded at the amount of air leakage we find in their homes. Air leaks are often small and hard to see, but when added together, these leaks are the same as leaving a window wide open all year long! A tightly sealed house with controlled ventilation can save as much as 20% in energy bills.
Finding Leaks with a Home Energy Audit
At Green Homes Long Island, we take your home’s performance seriously. We’re one of the few energy contractors certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) for specialized training in energy efficiency for homes of all sizes. Our home energy audit is designed to assess your home’s many systems, and help you prioritize solutions. One part of the home energy audit is conducting infrared thermal imaging. This special camera is used to show where temperature changes that indicate air leaks are located throughout your home.
Air Sealing Helps New Insulation Work
Think of insulation as a sweater for your house. It’s designed to keep you cozy, but without a windbreaker, outside air can pass through the insulating sweater and make you feel cold. When your home’s insulation is exposed to air leaks, it diminishes its insulating properties. Air sealing attic spaces is especially important to keep your insulation as protective as possible.
Benefits of Air Sealing
In addition to helping your insulation work better, air sealing can improve the indoor air quality of your home. Air flows in both directions through these gaps allowing allergens, mold, bacteria and other pollutants into your living areas. Air sealing will keep these tiny particles out and help family members with respiratory illnesses breathe easier.
How is Air Sealing Done?
Once the leakage areas are identified and before new insulation is installed, one of the energy efficiency professionals at Green Homes Long Island will apply spray foam to seal the holes, cracks and gaps. At the same time, if your heating and cooling is forced air, the technician can also provide duct sealing for increased indoor air quality and energy savings.