Air sealing is a cost-effective way to cut home energy costs
Throughout the day, air enters and exits your home through many areas such as any gaps or openings from the attic into the living space, attic hatches, windows, doors, and more. The EPA estimates, on average, that 15% of total heating and cooling costs can be eliminated and reduced through air sealing the home. These sources of air leaks and air infiltration lead to an inefficient and uncomfortable home.
We at Greenlink Energy Solutions are your local air sealing experts. We approach your home using our 360° holistic building science approach. This means we address your home rather than solving one problem but not others, by taking care of all problematic areas.
Contact us to get a free thermal imaging inspection to identify every source of air leakage and infiltration. We can help eliminate drafts and leaks to bring your home to peak levels of comfort and performance.
According to ENERGY STAR, a government-backed program for energy efficiency, all the sources of air leakage and infiltration equivalate to leaving a window open every day, all day, for an entire year. That's a lot of conditioned air, energy, and money.
Your energy dollars may literally be slipping through the cracks.
The signs and symptoms of air leaks and infiltration
If you’ve noticed or experienced any of the following, your home requires some air sealing:
Cold or hot rooms, uneven temperatures through the home
Drafty rooms—you can feel the cold or warm air flowing from the area
High heating and cooling bills during the colder months or warmer months
Furnace or AC running almost continuously to keep the home comfortable
Ice dams forming along the roof or gutters
Dry air inside the home, especially during winter
Noticeable dust that settles and forms quickly
At Greenlink, our certified experts conduct a thorough assessment using professional-grade equipment. We’ll identify every source with a thermal imaging camera in combination with a blower door test; not only can we see air leaks but also areas without sufficient insulation and other problematic areas.
The benefits of air sealing include:
- Lower heating and cooling costs - air leakage and improperly installed insulation can waste 20 percent or more of the energy used to heat or cool a home. With effective air sealing and insulation, heating and cooling systems will not need to work as hard
- Increased home comfort - properly sealed homes result in greater overall tightness which means no drafts, or uneven temperatures throughout the home
- Greater home durability
- Prevention of moisture issues
- Healthy indoor air - reduce pollutants such as dust, pollen, spores, and more from entering the home
TRUST THE GREENLINK ENERGY SOLUTIONS TEAM
The Greenlink Energy Solutions team has the tools and expertise to determine where air sealing is needed. We can air seal your home, from top to bottom, and as Northern Illinois leaders in home performance upgrades, we will ensure the job is done right from start to finish.
Greenlink is a licensed, insured, and certified Trade-Ally Contractor with the Nicor Gas Weatherization Program of Illinois and the Focus on Energy Program of Wisconsin. You can receive instant discounts on your estimate, no waiting or delays, starting at $700 in Illinois and $900 in Wisconsin!
*Subject to terms and conditions of the weatherization programs. Most applicants qualify immediately.
Want to stop drafts, boost comfort, and lower utility bills? Air sealing is a great start – contact us today for your free estimate, inspection, and consultation!