Attic Air Sealing
Air leaking out of your home causes air to leak in…
One of the most crucial steps to home energy savings and solving home comfort issues begin’s before you ever insulate. Most homes have an average of 3 foot by 3 foot hole resulting in air leakage into the attic and out of your home. That is money you spent to be comfortable that is wasted forever. You will never get that money or AIR back. It’s gone forever. These air leaks are not always what you would suspect. Affordable Insulation of Oklahoma specializes in finding your air leakage and stopping it. This results in balanced comfort throughout your home and saves you money. For every cubic foot of air that leaks out of your home a cubic foot of air has to be replaced in your home. By stopping the source of the leak we can provide better indoor air quality, comfortable rooms and increased energy efficiency. Insulating a home without air sealing is malpractice!
Where are these pesky leaks? The most common air leaks are right in front of you but hidden in plain sight. They include:
1. Exterior wall top plate penetrations
2. Interior wall top plate penetrations
2. Can light or recessed light fixtures
4. Scuttle hole attic access points
5. Plumbing penetrations into the attic
6. Wire penetrations into the attic
7. HVAC closet penetrations into the attic
8. Chimney flue pipes
9. Ceiling fan penetrations
10. Ductwork fixtures in your sheetrock
The cycle of air leakage from inside your home to the outside of your home, has to STOP. By allowing your air (that you have paid to heat or cool) to escape doesn’t make sense. The results are uncomfortable and very expensive. During the summer months the constant cycle of air leaking out and hot air seeping in is too much for your HVAC system to handle. In the winter months, your furnace suffers from heated air leaking out and cooler air coming in. This results in increased utility bills and uncomfortable rooms in your house. Stopping air leakage is one of the most critical things a home must have. Remember for every foot of air leaking out…a foot of air comes in.
Stack Effect! What is that?
Stack Effect is simply this. As we warm air in our homes it becomes more buoyant than cooler air. The warm air rises to the top and leaks out! As the warm air rises and leaks out cooler air is sucked in to replace it. That is why air sealing your attic is so beneficial. This happens every minute in your home. By stopping the Stack Effect or air leakage we keep the air (the money) in your home longer (energy savings) resulting in your comfort. Once Affordable Insulation of Oklahoma stops the Stack Effect we provide a cleaner, better performing and more comfortable home. Ask yourself, would you have a 3 foot by 3 foot hole in your wall and leave it there? Unfortunately, homes were built years ago and are still being built today with that same 3 foot by 3 foot hole right into the attic (which is outside). Poor building habits and codes have resulted in the increased penetrations causing homeowners like you increased utility costs and decreased home comfort. Affordable Insulation of Oklahoma is here to help. We are trained and certified by Attic Systems Insulation to stop this madness.
What is the Fix?
Homes have to be air sealed before they are insulated. We start by removing the existing insulation to clean the attic out so we can find and air seal the penetrations. In the ABC’s of air sealing and efficiency we will start with the “A” Priority.
“A” priority is your ATTIC! For every cubic foot of air stopped from leaking out we stop a cubic foot of air from leaking in! It’s a double whammy. 2 for 1 benefit. It’s the most single important area to stop air leakage because of this. If no air is leaking out…no air is sucked in!
“B” priority is your basement or below grade (crawlspace)! By air sealing your rim joist in your basement or crawlspace Affordable Insulation of Oklahoma stops air from seeping into your house. This is a 1 to 1 benefit.
“C” priority is your conditioned space. This is your doors, door seals, windows and window seal and your exterior walls. Stopping air leaks from this area results in a 1 to 1 benefit as well. NO window or door will ever save you as much money or provide as much comfort as attic air sealing by Affordable Insulation of Oklahoma.
Affordable Insulation of Oklahoma has recognized this major issue in home performance. We can solve this issue immediately in as little as one day. By having us do a home performance inspection we identify your attic leaks, remove the existing insulation and air seal your attic using foam sealants and caulking. This prepares your attic for new and improved cellulose insulation that is fire retardant and is pest resistant. All of our solutions that we offer last for a lifetime. You will never have to do this again. Our crews are trained and certified by Attic Systems Insulation. We are your local provider and we are here to help. If you want a comfortable home, a proven solution, a solution that pays for itself and decreased home ownership costs, call Affordable Insulation of Oklahoma at 918-371-7667 to schedule your free home inspection by a certified home performance specialist. You will receive a thorough inspection of your home, a written proposal and we will discuss all of your payment options including 12 months Same as Cash or a traditional installment loan provided by Enerbank USA. We are the most highly reviewed and ranked insulation contractor in the state of Oklahoma. By choosing us you will find no other insulation contractor compares. We guarantee your comfort, your savings and your happiness. Call 918-371-7667 today to schedule your free home attic inspection from Affordable Insulation of Oklahoma or fill out the form and we will contact you to schedule your home inspection.