Air leaks and gaps are typical in many homes, especially in attics and basement spaces.
But did you know that these leaks can add up to the equivalent of leaving a window open in your Durango home all year round? With professional air sealing services from Pinnacle Building Performance, our team of experts can locate and seal the leaks in your home to increase its comfort and energy efficiency.
Signs Your Home Needs Air Sealing
Tiny gaps and leaks can be difficult to see with the human eye, though they are often found in the attic, crawl space, or around doors and windows. If you think your home may have significant air leaks, here are a few signs that you should schedule an energy audit with our team to determine if air sealing can make a difference in your home:
- Drafty rooms
- Inconsistent temperatures
- High heating & cooling bills
- Excessive dust
Benefits of Air Sealing
If you’re struggling with air leaks, the air sealing services at Pinnacle Building Performance can provide a great deal of benefits, like:
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Many indoor air quality issues originate from poor ventilation. By sealing the gaps and leaks throughout your home—with proper ventilation—the air you breathe won’t be exposed to contaminants like dust, pollen, and mold.
Protected Home Structure
Excess amounts of moisture can come into your home and weaken its durability. Air sealing leaks and gaps in the crawlspace, attic, or walls will prevent mold growth, house rot, and serious home maintenance issues.
Lowered Energy Bills
Air sealing will provide controlled ventilation, which drastically reduces air leakage and energy loss in your Durango home. In fact, the EPA estimates that homeowners can save an average of 15% in heating and cooling costs with air sealing and insulation upgrades.
Increased Home Comfort
Air sealing puts a halt to indoor drafts and uneven room temperatures to help keep you comfortable all year round. When combined with insulation, air sealing can even reduce outside noise from making its way into your home.
Air Sealing Works Best With Insulation
While air sealing works to eliminate energy loss, insulation creates a barrier that controls the heat transfer between the conditioned and unconditioned areas of your home. Air sealing can optimize the performance of your insulation and even extend its lifespan of cellulose and fiberglass by preventing air flow from deteriorating the materials.
Pinnacle Building Performance: Your Whole Home Experts
At Pinnacle Building Performance, we understand that every aspect of your home works together as a system. By air sealing and insulating, you’re not only making your home more comfortable, you’re making it more efficient as well. When air leaks are sealed, your HVAC won’t be overloaded trying to keep consistent temperatures. To discover where your home is losing energy, schedule an energy audit with our team of experts.
Our team can help guide you through the process of finding and qualifying for a variety of incentives available to homeowners for air sealing their Durango homes. This includes 30% coverage of materials in federal tax credits through the Inflation Reduction Act, up to $1,200 a year.