America’s Best Energy Team has merged with Northern Virginia Roofing and Exteriors!
Air Sealing a home is one of the most cost-effective and common ways to make a home more comfortable and energy-efficient. Air can leak through windows, doors, walls, rim bands, floors, ceilings, and cavities in attics and crawl spaces. Fixing such problems has been shown to lower heating and cooling costs 35-40%. Sealing these air leaks will not only make your home more comfortable and energy efficient – it’ll improve the quality of the air you breathe. Unconditioned areas are full of nasty things like dead bugs, dust, mold, and toxins. Air leaks from places like attics, crawl spaces, and garages can bring all of that into your living spaces in the air, making your family sick, and also making your house dirtier! Air sealing involves various strategies including caulking, weather sealing, insulating, and more. Wherever possible, we use environmentally friendly caulks, foam, insulation board, etc., along with good building science to reduce air infiltration.
Insulation is the number one energy looser in a typical home, and it’s the most common problem we solve. Most homes have old insulation that has degraded, has toxins in it like asbestos, or has been displaced by contractors or animals. Old and historic homes may not have insulation in them at all! Today, there are many modern insulation types to fit every need of each house: water-proof, anti-fungal/anti-mold, and high-density insulation, environmentally friendly and more. We can even use blown-in insulation to fill gaps and walls without having to do any structural damage, and it enables us to reach those tiny crevices in crawl spaces and attic corners. We also have cooperative products that work with insulation to improve effectiveness, including radiant barriers that reflect heat to keep attics cool, and insulated attic hatches.Every home is different, and each part of the home has its own needs. Our auditors have building science behind their diagnoses to use the right product, for the right job, leading to maximum efficiency and savings.
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