Central Virginia Insulation
When energy efficiency is your goal
What is air sealing
Serving the greater Richmond area and Tidewater
The values of adding insulation to your home
Along with upgrading the insulation, it’s going to be a good idea to look into air sealing the home. Insulation can be a part of this, as most insulation will need to be air sealed to work properly.
On top of upgrading and sealing the insulation, homeowners can use various other methods to seal the home. This includes checking for air leaks and correcting issues, caulking the home, and adding weatherstripping to the home. Homeowners who want to make sure their home is as sealed as possible can have an energy audit done. This will give them the chance to make sure they can do as much as possible when air sealing the home to reduce their energy use.
The Department of Energy recommends having your house checked for leaks. They have an extensive write-up on this topic on their website. A lot of information can be found here.
Air movement accounts for about 98% of all water vapor movement in cavities associated with structures and insulation. Air moves from higher pressure areas to lower taking the easiest path possible. This means every crack or hole is an opening to let in air flow, and with it moisture. It is very important to prevent this as much as possible.
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