4 Reasons Why Air Sealing Your Home May Help to Improve Energy Efficiency & Home Comfort


Home energy-efficiency is a topic on the minds of many homeowners. We want to help the environment and be kind to our pocket books. There are small things we can do, such as replace incandescent light bulbs in our homes with LED or compact fluorescent bulbs, but how about improving or upgrading your insulation? You may think this sounds not only expensive, but also time-consuming. There are, however, multiple reasons why air sealing your home can be the answer you’ve been looking for.

  1. Lower Monthly Heating and Cooling Bills
    When your home is air sealed with spray foam insulation, your HVAC will run more efficiently. It will decrease the need for the HVAC unit to work overtime, which it will do to achieve the temperature set on your thermostat if your home is not properly sealed. When HVAC use is reduced, you will enjoy lower monthly heating and cooling bills, sometimes by as much as 40%.
  2. “Right-Size” Your HVAC Unit
    When your home is not air sealed, your HVAC unit may not have been ‘right sized’. Imagine being able to replace your current unit with a smaller, high-efficiency HVAC unit, simply because it doesn’t need to work as hard. You will not only experience higher energy efficiency but also heating and cooling savings.
  3. Reduce Air Loss
    You may be dealing with drafts, as well as a heating and cooling system that works overtime to compensate for  conditioned air being lost, due to air leakage caused by  insufficient insulation. XCELUS spray foam insulation and its ability to create an effective air seal wherever it is applied can help remedy this issue.
  4. A More Comfortable Home
    Cold floors above the garage or un-conditioned living space can become a distant memory. When your home is insulated with spray foam insulation, like XCELUS, tiny gaps in your home’s building envelope are sealed. This in turn helps to reduce the occurrence of cold air entering your home.

There are many reasons to make your home more energy efficient, ones that will pay off both in the short-term and the long-term.  Air sealing a home is a way to improve your home’s energy efficiency while also making it more enjoyable for everyone.