Controlling air infiltration has been shown to reduce energy consumption by as much as 35%.
Air Sealing (Air Leak Testing & Sealing)
Controlling air infiltration in homes is certainly an important consideration, as it has been shown to reduce energy consumption by as much as 35% while reducing the potential for moisture, dust, noise, and pollution entry into the home.
Air leakage or infiltration occurs when outside air enters a house uncontrollably through cracks and openings. Properly Air Sealing such cracks and openings in your home can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs, improve homes durability, and create a healthier indoor environment. Moldy and dusty air can enter a leaky house through such areas as attics or foundations. This air in the house could cause health problems.
The recommended strategy in both new and old homes is to reduce air leakage as much as possible. Air sealing is one of the most significant energy efficiency improvements you can make to your home. Air sealing will not just reduce energy costs; it will also improve your homes comfort and durability.
After air infiltration tests have been performed Energy Savers & Consultants will be able to find unwanted drafts and leaks throughout your home and know the proper places to seal and repair. Energy Savers & Consultants can then WEATHERIZE your home to eliminate unwanted air from entering or exiting your home.
Sign Up or Contact Energy Savers & Consultants today @ 501-492-6604 to schedule your home for air infiltration testing and repair.
50%-70% of your monthly energy use in your home is used for heating and cooling.
The key to comfort and energy savings
In today's economy of high energy cost, electric and gas bills can truly put a dent in our pocket books. It is estimated that on average 50 to 70 percent of your monthly energy use in your home is used for heating and cooling.
Unless your home was built with energy efficiency measures in mind, chances are your home attic insulation can be greatly improved. Increase comfort and lower energy bills are what we strive for at Energy Savers & Consultants. Don't let your hard-earned dollars go through the roof. Adding attic insulation to your home is the number one way to add comfort and reduce energy cost! Energy Savers & Consultants stands behind our products AND our service. We offer the best certified indoor air quality and family safe fiberglass insulation and cellulose for homes available, and we stand behind our installation of insulation… We have unmatched customer service and are confident in delivering you exactly what you need. Our insulation installers will treat your home as if it is their own. Keeping a job site in good order is a high priority for our staff and you can be assured we clean up and remove all job site related debris.
How Insulation Works
You need insulation in your home to provide resistance to heat flow. The more heat flow resistance your insulation provides, the lower your heating and cooling costs. Heat flows naturally from a warmer to a cooler space. In the winter, this heat flow moves directly from all heated living spaces to adjacent unheated attics, garages, basements, and even to the outdoors. Heat flow can also move indirectly through interior ceilings, walls, and floors—wherever there is a difference in temperature. During the cooling season, heat flows from the outdoors to the interior of a house. To maintain comfort, the heat lost in the winter must be replaced by your heating system and the heat gained in the summer must be removed by your cooling system. Properly insulating your home will decrease this heat flow by providing an effective resistance to the flow of heat.
Is your under-insulated attic costing you money?
All it takes is a quick peek to find out. If your attic floor is insulated but the wood beams (joists) are still visible, you probably don't have enough attic insulation. But even if you can't see your beams, that's still no guarantee that you have enough insulation in your home. The best thing to do is measure.
The development of the Duct Blaster has revolutionized testing of forced air distribution systems.
Duct Sealing (Duct Leak Testing & Sealing)
The development of the Duct Blaster has revolutionized performance testing of forced air distribution systems for builders and HVAC contractors. The Duct Blaster is a calibrated air flow measurement system designed to test and document the air tightness of forced air duct systems in both houses and light commercial buildings. The Duct Blaster fan is connected directly to the duct system in a house, typically at a central return, or at the air handler cabinet. With the remaining registers and grilles temporarily taped off, duct air tightness is measured by either pressurizing or depressurizing the duct system and precisely measuring the fan flow and duct pressure.
Duct air tightness measurements are used to diagnose and demonstrate leakage problems, estimate efficiency losses from duct leakage, and certify compliance with duct leakage standards.
A home Energy Assessment is the first step to assess how much energy your home is losing
A home Energy Assessment is the first step to assess how much energy your home is losing and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient.
The benefits of performing an Energy Assessment and correcting problem areas are:
- Creating a more comfortable home while also consuming less energy
- Lowering your electric bill
- Saving money
- Preventing unnecessary wear and tear on your heating and cooling system
- Reducing airborne contaminants and allergens in your home
An Energy Assessment will show us problem areas that need to be corrected. After these corrections are made you could save a significant amount of money overtime, as well as increase the comfort of your home. During the energy assessment we can pinpoint where your house is losing energy and allowing unwanted air to enter or exit. Energy Assessments also determine the efficiency of your homes heating and cooling systems. An energy assessment will also include a measurement of your current attic insulation R-Value and recommend the amount of attic insulation for your climate zone that will help you increase comfort and conserve energy in your home.
A professional energy assessor from Energy Savers & Consultants uses a variety of techniques and equipment to determine the energy efficiency of a structure. Our energy assessments use equipment such as Blower Door, which measure the extent of leaks in the homes envelope, and Duct Blaster which reveal hard-to-detect areas of air loss in your heating and cooling system.
Energy Savers & Consultants can perform a basic home energy conservation assessment to pinpoint areas of your home that need to be addressed to reduce energy cost. We then log the information we find from the energy assessment to present to the home owner. From that point Energy Savers & Consultants can repair and add measures to help conserve electricity or the home owner can use the energy assessment to implement the repairs on their own.
The Energy Assessment preformed by Energy Savers & Consultants will consist of an Air Infiltration Test and Duct Integrity Test. These two tests will allow Energy Savers & Consultants to find leaks in your homes envelope along with the heating and cooling system to locate energy loss.
Energy Savers & Consultants can perform a full Energy Assessment on your home and repair all issues or single issues depending on your budget and current efficiency rating. Sign Up or Contact Energy Savers & Consultants today to request an Energy Assessment so we can start the process of finding and eliminating problem areas throughout your home.