Build Tight and Ventilate Right

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Fact Sheet

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Areas of air leakage can account for 30% of a home's heating and cooling costs, and contribute to problems with moisture, noise, and dust. Air infiltration can also contribute to indoor air pollution. Creating a continuous air barrier around the home reduces air leakage, significantly cuts annual heating and cooling costs, and creates a healthier environment.

Download this fact sheet to learn about:

  • Common air leakage locations
  • Air barrier materials and installation
  • Vapor barriers and breathability
  • Blower door testing
  • Ventilation strategies

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