The Benefits of Air Sealing

As temperatures across Michigan begin dropping as winter approaches, you might find that some areas of your home tend to be cooler than others. If this is the case for your home, it’s possible that you have air leaks that have not been properly sealed. These leaks allow your warm air inside your house to escape to the outside and letting cold air in. By having a professional come to your home and identify these areas where there are air leaks, you can eliminate the cold drafts and start feeling more even temperatures throughout the whole house. If you still are unsure about the benefits that air sealing has for your home, here are the top three that should be considered.

Improves Comfort

There’s nothing like being uncomfortable in your own home. Your house is a place where you and your whole family should be able to relax and enjoy yourselves. While living in a comfortable home can be often easier said than done when your home is older, air sealing can help you achieve this. Older homes tend to have more places where air is escaping and causing the uneven temperatures in certain rooms. By identifying these areas and sealing them, you will greatly improve the comfortability in your home.

Whether it’s the middle of the winter and temperatures are frigid or the dead heat of the summer, you will be able to enjoy a comfortable place inside of your home. In the summer, air sealing can also help your cooling system better perform as there won’t be as much excess heat and humidity in your home that needs to be removed. In the winter, air sealing will enhance the comfort of your home and keep each room warm and cozy.

Better Indoor Air Quality

Air sealing can help improve your home’s indoor air quality. Especially in today’s world with the COVID-19 pandemic, improving indoor air quality is something that we all take consideration of more. There can be a myriad of different pollutants that enter through cracks and crevices of your home that are not properly sealed. However, since these particles can not always be seen by the naked eye, you may not even be aware that they are in your home’s air.

Different pollutants that can enter your home from the outside include pollen, lawn mower dust, smoke, dryer vent exhausts, and more. If you or a family member suffer from allergies, this can be a big deal to have to breathe in daily. Air sealing will eliminate these pollutants from entering the air in your home and potentially improve the health of you and your family.

Increases Home Durability

Humidity can have many different negative effects on your home, especially if you reside in an older home. Not only can it be a main reason why you experience uncomfortable temperatures in your home, it can also add wear and tear to the foundation of your home. Too much humidity in certain areas can lead to the growth of mold which can have great effects on your family’s health and the construction of your walls.

With the help of air sealing, this will help block out any humidity that tries to enter your home through cracks. In return, it can eliminate the growth of mold and help you breathe in better quality air throughout your home. This helps the structure of your home have more integrity and last longer as mold can quickly deteriorate areas of your home if left untreated.

Interested in air sealing for your home?

These are only some of the major benefits that you can see as a homeowner from air sealing done by a professional. There are still other benefits that you can experience such as potential lower energy bills over the course of a year and helping your home’s insulation do its job. If you think your current home has any air leaks or cracks that should be sealed, one of our Ecotelligent professionals can come out to your home and perform a thorough evaluation. We will take a close look at all rooms in your home to identify problem areas that need to be sealed. From there, we can properly seal each crack and crevice to get you on the way to enjoying a more comfortable home. Contact us today to set up your very own home air sealing consultation!