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Drafty Home? Seal those Leaks!
Many Greenville, SC homeowners find themselves dealing with drafty rooms year after year. Even though the weather stays relatively warm in South Carolina throughout much of the year, no one deserves to have to deal with an unwanted breeze moving through their home. What’s the solution? Air seal your home and stop the drafts for good!
What is Air Sealing?
Many homes throughout Greenville are loaded with tiny cracks and gaps, the majority of which usually go overlooked. As one might expect, these breaks in the building envelope can allow outside air to enter the home and inside, conditioned air to escape. Air sealing is the process of filling these tiny cracks and gaps so that unwanted airflow no longer occurs. It is performed by a home performance contractor who takes a close look at the entire home envelope to isolate any areas that may be causing problems, and it’s one of the most important steps towards enhanced home performance.
Problems Associated with Leaky Homes
While it makes sense that leaky homes are less than ideal, many people don’t realize just how problematic they can be. Leaky homes are often plagued by poor indoor air quality, for example, especially if air is allowed to move through contaminated areas such as crawlspaces and then into the home’s living spaces. They’re also far less efficient than homes with tight building envelopes, leading to a larger carbon footprint and excess wear and tear on your heating and cooling systems.
You may not know it, but inefficient homes are also characterized by reduced resale value. Obviously, something has to be done.
At Benton Green Energy, we take a “whole home” approach to air sealing. We utilize state-of-the-art materials (such as Infinite R) to achieve the best results possible, and our BPI-certified team members have the experience and knowledge it takes to handle any job. Our services include:
Extracting Existing Insulation
Air Sealing Tops of Interior and Exterior Walls
Air Sealing All Holes in Ceiling and Floor
Sealing Duct Systems
Blowing New Insulation into the Attic
Questions? We’re here to answer them and work with your budget to develop a solution that will make your home more comfortable, reduce your energy bills and create a safer home environment for you and your family.
Ready to see what air sealing can do for your home? Contact us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment!
Katy McIlvaine, Gear Solar
Dean Benton has been a great asset to SC in bringing innovative ideas for improving energy efficiency in residential and commercial projects statewide. I would highly recommend Dean Benton for evaluating your home or business.