Insulating and Air Sealing: The Perfect Combination, blog, tom rostron

December 21, 2015

The onset of winter often leads to homeowners in Monmouth and Ocean Counties reevaluating the energy efficiency of their homes. Sometimes, it comes from something obvious like a draft that can’t go unnoticed. In other cases, however, energy efficiency issues manifest themselves in more subtle ways, such as never being able to get the home truly comfortable in the heat of summer or the cold of winter.

Insulation and air sealing are both excellent home performance upgrades that can improve energy efficiency, and while they’re commonly performed separately from one another, there’s no arguing against the fact that they go hand-in-hand.

The Power of Insulation

Beefing-up a home’s insulation is one of the most effective home performance upgrades a person can make. Insulation provides resistance to heat flow, and the better the material, the less unwanted heat loss and cold rooms you can expect to deal with. There are multiple types of insulation on the market, all of which come along with different R-values, which are used to measure their effectiveness. Choosing the right insulation for your home is best done with the assistance of a professional contractor.

Seal the Cracks with Air Sealing

There are a lot of things we take for granted within our homes. Structurally, for example, a home may look sound and well-built. Taking a closer look often brings to light issues that are difficult to spot, however, and cracks/gaps sit at the top of the list. Cracks and gaps in your home can be so small that they’re barely possible to see, but the effect they can have on energy efficiency is undeniable, allowing inside air to escape and outside air to infiltrate. Air sealing is the process of stopping this problem in its tracks.

Let Tom Rostron Help You Tighten-up Your Home

With winter approaching, there’s no better time than now to focus on home comfort and energy efficiency. Tom Rostron is one of the top indoor comfort specialists in New Jersey, and he and his team have the experience and knowledge it takes to deal with even the most complex insulation and air-sealing jobs. We’ll work with you and your budget to ensure that the holiday season is warm and comfortable—not drafty.

The combination of insulation and air sealing is perhaps the most powerful in home performance, and we want to show you the difference it can make. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.