What are the best ways to save energy dollars and make your Ocean, Monmouth, or Atlantic County area home more efficient? While short-term solutions — keeping your heat low, only running your AC at night, or taking shorter hot showers — can help cut costs, but you’ll sacrifice comfort. Plus, you could be missing out on bigger savings gained by air sealing and upgrading your home insulation with the pros at B&E Energy Solutions.
Air sealing and insulation work hand-in-hand to improve your comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality. You may even qualify for valuable incentives and rebates when you air seal and insulate your home!
What are the Benefits of Air Sealing and Insulation?
Your home’s exterior is designed to provide protection from the outdoors and keep comfortable temperatures inside. Air sealing helps to keep unwanted outside air from filtering in through gaps, cracks, and holes that are common in many New Jersey homes. It essentially creates an air barrier along your home’s exterior. Insulation works differently by providing resistance to heat transfer, keeping heat inside in the winter and outside in the summer. In other words, insulation acts as a thermal barrier.
Though air sealing and insulation perform different functions in your home, they offer many similar benefits, including:
Protection against extreme outdoor temperatures
More consistent indoor temperatures
Year-round energy savings
Lower energy bills
Greater humidity control
Better indoor air quality
Reduced outside noise
Air Sealing & Insulation Work Together to Save Energy
When considering energy efficiency upgrades, air sealing and insulation are most effective when added together. Here’s why: without air sealing, air flows right through insulation and eliminates its thermal barrier benefits. Without insulation as a thermal barrier, heat easily moves in and out of the home by conduction.
Together, the combination of air sealing and insulation deliver maximum energy efficiency benefits. As you prepare to air seal and insulate your home, make sure you rely on an experienced professional who will air seal and insulate while adhering to industry best practices.
Get Started with an Energy Audit to Save!
Finding gaps and cracks in your home’s exterior and evaluating your home’s insulation begins with an energy audit. During an energy audit, a B&E Energy Solutions home performance expert will inspect your home and perform diagnostic testing to assess the efficiency of your home. The audit will help pinpoint problem areas that are undermining home comfort and efficiency, including air leaks and insulation gaps. Scheduling an energy audit with a professional provides valuable information about the unique needs of your home.
With this energy audit data in hand, you may also qualify for valuable incentives and rebates when we perform air sealing and insulation upgrades for your home in Ocean, Atlantic, or Monmouth County.
Air Sealing and Insulation Upgrades from Top to Bottom
Air sealing and insulation may be applied to multiple areas in your home — wherever your home energy audit has signaled air leakage or poor insulation. While most people think of the attic as the prime air sealing and insulation location, other areas of your home may require attention, including walls, crawlspaces, and basements.
Our B&E Energy Solutions team will use spray foam to seal gaps and cracks from attic to foundation. Then, once your home is properly sealed, new insulation will be professionally installed to create a continuous thermal barrier in your home. Then come the comfort and energy savings!