• One major cause of energy loss most homeowners aren't aware of is air transmission between the interior and exterior of the home. Photo: D. Cook Construction (2014)

  • A simple and inexpensive way to cut down on home energy loss is to seal up cracks, joints and gaps with caulking and expansive foams. Photo: D. Cook Construction (2014)

  • Collectively, sealing up the apertures throughout your home can significantly improve its energy efficiency. Photo: D. Cook Construction (2014)

Dustin Cook is Owner of D. Cook Construction. To reach Dustin Cook call (831) 288-8089.
A Simple Way to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

SEASIDE – One aspect of home energy efficiency that many homeowners aren’t aware of is air loss prevention, despite the fact that the transmission of air between the interior and exterior of a home is a major cause of energy loss. Fortunately, there’s a simple, effective and fairly inexpensive way to address this issue.

Since air transmission is usually conducted through cracks, joints and other gaps between a home’s interior and exterior, a simple way to address this is to fill in these gaps with supplemental sealing agents. The application of caulking and expansive foams within various apertures throughout your home can make a considerable difference in reducing air transmission and improving energy efficiency.

This becomes even simpler during a remodeling project, when a home’s walls, ceiling or floors are already opened up. Discuss this option with your contractor—for just a couple extra hours of work, this small step will go a long way toward reducing your energy usage and improving comfort inside your home.

Dustin Cook is a 38-year veteran of the construction industry and owner of D. Cook Construction, a Diamond Certified company since 2008. He can be reached at (831) 288-8089 or by email.

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