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.