Air sealing is one of the cheapest, easiest, and most cost-effective ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort, yet many homeowners here in the Austin area have not yet realized the many benefits it can offer. At Green Collar Operations, we offer professional air sealing to help homeowners reduce drafts, stabilize indoor temperatures, lower their energy bills, and more.
The Problem with Air Leakage
Austin homeowners experience a unique problem in that our soft and shallow limestone bedrock causes building foundations to constantly shift. This creates gaps and cracks in walls and around previously tight door frames, windows, and pipe fixtures. So without you even knowing it, your home could be riddled with gaps, cracks, and other air leaks.
These air leaks are problematic not only because they allow harmful allergens to enter your home but also because they let valuable air conditioning or heat escape your home (which you’re paying for). According to Austin Energy, air conditioning accounts for up to 70% of an average home’s summer electric bill. Much of that can likely be traced to air leakage. It’s time to stop wasting the cool air you are paying for and air seal your home!
Air Sealing for Greater Home Comfort
Air sealing eliminates air leakage and air infiltration, making your home as airtight as possible and allowing it to be more comfortable and energy efficient. Before we air seal your home, we’ll inspect it for signs of energy inefficiencies. We’ll also conduct a Blower Door Test to measure whole house air loss and perform an Air Balancing Test to measure system performance of your ductwork. Once we understand your home’s particular needs, we’ll perform upgrades such as weatherstripping around doors and sealing gaps in light fixtures, plumbing penetrations, furnace closets, water heater closets, and attic access points.
The Austin Air Leakage Experts: Green Collar Operations
If you’ve been experiencing high air conditioning bills, drafts, or poor indoor air quality, let the experts at Green Collar Operations assess your home’s air leakage. We can conduct comprehensive testing to locate problem areas and seal holes and gaps to eliminate air leakage in your home. We also offer a variety of related energy efficiency services such as duct sealing and insulation to help you maximize comfort and efficiency in your home.