Are you tired of indoor drafts, high energy bills, and unwanted allergens in the air you breathe? Air sealing is a quick and cost-effective way for homeowners to eliminate unwanted drafts, save money, boost home health, and increase indoor comfort.
In addition, to complete heating and air conditioning services, Tom Rostron proudly offers professional air sealing in Monmouth and Ocean County.
Why Is Air Sealing Important?
If your home is difficult to heat during the winter and difficult cool in the summer, or if drafts have plagued certain rooms for years, you’re not alone. New Jersey homes tend to have many tiny cracks and gaps which allow conditioned air to escape easily. Air sealing addresses these cracks and gaps once and for all, offering benefits like:
Enhanced home comfort
Reduced energy bills
No more drafts
Decreased noise pollution
Improved indoor air quality
Stack Effect & How Air Sealing Works
Due to a phenomenon known as “stack effect,” air has a tendency to circulate through every corner of your home, including the areas outside of your living spaces. In the winter, heated air rises into the attic and escapes through the roof, creating a vacuum effect which draws cold outdoor air into lower areas of the home. Then, in the summer, hot and humid outside air enters the home through air leaks in the basement and then rises into your living spaces.
Stack effect allows contaminated outdoor air to infiltrate your home, affecting the health and safety of your family. Since your heating and cooling systems also have to work harder to compensate for air loss, your heating and cooling costs go up and you have to replace HVAC equipment sooner.
Air sealing minimizes the stack effect in your home by closing up any holes and gaps, including those along the exterior and in the interior of your home. The most common areas that require air sealing include window and door frames, exterior walls, the attic ceiling and floor, the basement, the chimney, recessed lighting, and any duct work.
Proper Air Sealing Starts with an Energy Audit
The first step in air sealing a home is to identify where air leaks are with a home energy audit. During the audit, an energy efficiency expert will use diagnostic testing to pinpoint air leaks, including those that are undetectable to the human eye. Following the audit, our technicians will address problem areas with caulking, weatherstripping, foam gaskets and other materials like spray foam, effectively sealing any cracks and gaps that might be allowing air leakage to occur.
Maximize the Benefits of Air Sealing with Insulation
While air sealing can be effective on its own, its impact on your home can be even greater when combined with high-performance insulation. Many New Jersey homes are outfitted with dirty, old, and damaged insulation, which not only is ineffective and but also can negatively affect indoor air quality. Our team can install new, high-performance insulation to boost air sealing efforts and make your home even more comfortable.
Tom Rostron: Your Local Home Comfort Contractor
The team at Tom Rostron Company is adept at solving air sealing issues, no matter how far the problem may extend. Are you looking to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient with professional air sealing services? Get in touch with our team to learn more and schedule an appointment with one of our home performance professionals!
Ready to save energy and money by hiring a professional to air seal your home? Call 732-223-8221 or contact us to schedule an appointment!