Five facts you should know about insulation and air sealing

| by Gary Parsons
Five facts you should know about insulation and air sealing

Insulation and air sealing play a key role in your home, helping keep them cool in summer and warm in winter. Here are five facts about both – and reasons why neither should be overlooked:

  • The average U.S. home has an astonishing half-mile of gaps and cracks.*
  • Proper insulation and air sealing can help homeowners save up to 30 percent on home energy costs, according to the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET).

  • Without adequate insulation and air sealing, temperatures in an attic can top 160 degrees during the summer. A well insulated attic helps reduce heat flow from the attic to the house and this helps the  HVAC system run less.

  • Lower monthly energy bills are what tend to attract homeowners most when it comes to insulating their home. Without insulation and air sealing, many other energy-efficient components and equipment, such as HVAC systems in the home may not perform as intended.

  • Insulation and air sealing helps keep temperatures consistent from room to room, making the home more comfortable.

    *www.energystar.gov


Topics: Heating & Cooling, Insulation

Companies: Dow Building Solutions



Gary Parsons
Gary Parsons is the Lead Building Scientist in Dow Building Solutions Research and Development. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, a licensed residential contractor in the state of Michigan, a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers and a member of ASHRAE. wwwView Gary Parsons's profile on LinkedIn

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