E3 Power is eager to give you the top reasons to air seal your Colorado home. Cold weather is upon us and that means it is time to get your homes prepped and ready for those frigid Colorado winters. I don’t know one person that would admit that they enjoy throwing money out the window. When you make air sealing your home a priority, it can help you keep your hard-earned money in your wallet.
Air Can Escape From The Unlikeliest of Places
When you think about those colder fall and winter months one of the first things that come to mind is your windows. Everyone’s first line of defense is to make sure they have a tight seal on their windows. It is true, windows are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to escaping air but did you know about these other areas:
Ceilings, walls, and floors
Fans and vents
Windows actually only account for ten percent of your energy cost, whereas ceilings, walls, and floors account for thirty-one percent!
More Money For You
One of the top reasons you’re going to want to air seal your home is the amount of money you will save monthly. It is a given that when you seal up areas that are a high risk for escaping air or allowing air in your HVAC will not have to work as hard.
If your windows are responsible for ten percent of air infiltration and that is the only area you have attended to, imagine if you included these other areas. Each home is different and an energy assessment will allow you to pinpoint the areas your home is needing the most attention.
Your Home Should Be Comfortable Year Round
Another reason you will want to air seal your home is for shear comfort. Comfort can be a big deal especially when you have more than one occupant in your home. There’s really only so much layering a person can do.
If you are walking around your house with layers on even while the heat is on it is a good idea to have an energy audit done on your home. When you have guest or children running around your home you want them to feel at home and if they’re freezing they probably aren’t feeling like they want to stay a while.
Cracks Cause Air to Leak Out
Nine times out of ten there are entry and exit ways via tiny cracks and holes in different areas of your home that you are not aware of. You will want a certified energy auditor to perform a blower-door test to measure the air leakage in your home accurately.
Saving Energy Helps The Community
It sounds cliché to say but saving energy is bigger than just you and me. When you air seal your home you save money, create a more comfortable environment for yourself, and you also help preserve your community.
Sometimes we can make a huge impact on the world without even realizing it. In order to create electricity, many power plants burn fossil fuels like coal or crude oil. These fuels release fumes into the atmosphere that are not healthy for the human body.
The less we use the more we can preserve our resources for the future and the healthier we will be as people. Air sealing your home has many practical and ethical benefits.
Call Us With Questions or Appointments Today
If you would like an energy audit on your home E3 power would love to hear from you. Our mission is to make Colorado homes more energy-efficient one home at a time. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment give us a call today.