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October 2, 2019
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When it comes to increasing the overall comfort and performance of your Vermont home, there are few more potent pairings than that of insulation and air sealing. These two home improvements are aimed at keeping your home energy right where you need it — but they work best when they are done together!

How Does Air Sealing Work?

Air sealing a home is the process of locating and closing any holes or gaps that exist in the materials that make up your home.

Sealing up these air holes prevents the outside air from infiltrating your home,  bringing unwanted temperatures and contaminants.

How Does Insulation Work?

The insulation in your home operates as the shield that keeps heat from infiltrating and escaping your living space. 

During the bitter New England winter, insulation keeps the heat from your furnace from escaping through the attic and roof. In the summer, insulation prevents the outdoor heat from warming up your attic, along with the rest of your home. 

Why Do They Go Together?

Insulation and air sealing make up two halves of a whole when it comes to increasing your home performance. Combining these two professional services offers benefits greater than the sum of their parts, including:

  • Reliable indoor temperatures

  • Year round home comfort

  • Decreased energy usage

  • Lower energy costs

  • Healthier indoor air quality

Can Insulation & Air Sealing Improve Your Home Comfort?

Is your home drafty and uncomfortable? Have your energy bills been higher year after year? Scheduling a professional energy audit with the home performance experts at EnergySmart Vermont will provide all the answers you need to increase your year-round home comfort and decrease your energy costs for years to come.