Seal The Attic
“A house has to breathe!” That mantra, developed before residential air conditioning was common, has been the mainstay of builders for years. Building experts are now questioning that old philosophy, especially when it relates to energy costs in heating and cooling your home. Air leakage, or infiltration, occurs when outside air enters a house uncontrollably through cracks and openings. Properly air sealing such cracks and openings in the home can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs, improve building durability and create a healthier indoor environment. Rising energy costs make saving money more important than ever.
Leaking ductwork often creates a slight vacuum inside the home. This vacuum is filled by dirty air coming from the attic of the house itself. Thermographic images have shown scorching air being drawn down the walls of a home to the return air intake, and headed right back up into the attic. Owens Corning has developed Energy Complete to seal attics from interior space, to lower utility bills and create a healthier home. Durable Energy Consultants offers a free home evaluation to see if your home qualifies for attic sealing. Call them at 713 344 0463.