Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 by Kimberly Sletten
When looking at these pictures, what do you notice? Is it the fact there is snow on the roof of only one of the homes? Why is that and what does it have to do with your home being ready for summer? Read on to find out.
The answer to your question is air sealing and insulation. In previous blogs we talked about the value of air-sealing your home and then adding attic insulation. A home without air-sealing allows the heated, paid-for air to leak out of the home through the attic insulation melting the snow off of the roof of the home.
What does that have to do with summer, you ask? Well, the exact opposite occurs. A home without air-sealing allows your cold, paid-for air to escape the home, causing you to have to pay more in cooling costs.
Air-sealing is the most important step once you’ve decided to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient. Where is your home using, losing, and wasting energy? Woods Basement Systems can help you determine that. What should you do about it to feel more comfortable in your home and lower your utility bill? Air seal.