Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve your home's durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment.
Air leakage occurs when outside air enters and conditioned air leaves your house uncontrollably through cracks and openings. It is unwise to rely on air leakage for ventilation. During cold or windy weather, too much air may enter the house. When it's warmer and less windy, not enough air may enter, which can result in poor indoor air quality. Air leakage also contributes to moisture problems that can affect occupants’ health and the structure’s durability.
Air leakage and energy loss occurs throughout your home through:
- Insufficient insulation
- Air duct-work leaks
- Electrical boxes
- Plumbing pipes
- Recessed lights
Unless your home was specially constructed for energy efficiency, you can probably reduce your energy bills by adding more insulation. Many older homes have less insulation than homes built today, but even adding insulation to a newer home can pay for itself within a few years. An assessment by a Greenhome Solutions of Georgia professional can determine if your home requires additional insulation.
Your air ducts are one of the most important systems in your home, and if the ducts are poorly sealed or insulated they are likely contributing to higher energy bills. Ducts that leak heated air into unheated spaces can add hundreds of dollars a year to your heating and cooling bills, but you can reduce that loss by sealing your ducts. Greenhome Solutions of Georgia can locate areas of leakage in your duct system and help seal those areas requiring attention.
Typically, the biggest air leaks in a home are in the attic hidden under insulation. Large holes such as duct chases, plumbing holes, open wall tops, recessed light cans, poorly sealed attic hatches, and uncovered whole house fans are some of the biggest sources of leakage. Addressing these big leaks will likely have a greater impact on improving your comfort and reducing your utility bills. Greenhome Solutions of Georgia can locate areas of leakage throughout your home and recommend energy saving improvements.
Let Greenhome Solutions of Georgia help you save 20 - 30% on your energy bills, save energy, make your home more comfortable, and reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change by determining areas of home energy improvements and sealing air leaks throughout your home.
Areas of home energy improvements:
- Adding needed insulation
- Sealing air and duct-work leaks
- Heating and air conditioning check and cleaning
- Lighting upgrades
Call Greenhome Solutions of Georgia at 678.901-3046 to assist you in planning your energy saving improvements. Or contact us for more information.