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Air Sealing

Your home’s boundary between outdoors and indoors should keep the weather and unwelcome critters outside.

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Latest Activity: May 30, 2016

Resources

Airtight Drywall.” Martin Holladay, Fine Homebuilding, September 2010, pp. 86–87

Attic Air-Sealing: Products and Materials Overview” (video introduction to air-sealing materials)

Building Envelopes Program (BEP): Handbooks & Fact Sheets

U.S. Department of Energy/Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy:

Discussion Forum

Do Today/Do Later

Air-sealing projects you can do today:Walk around your house, inside and out, and look for likely air leakage sites.Hire a home energy pro to test the home for air leakage before work begins.Clearly…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 18, 2013.

Air Barrier Sleuthing

There are many common pathways through which air can leak in or out of your home. Home energy pros are trained to find these holes in your air barrier, but you can look for some of them, too. Here…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 11, 2013.

Fundamentals of Air Sealing

Now you know why you need to improve the airtightness of your home, something about how air operates, and how to have your home’s airtightness measured. It’s time to put this knowledge into action.…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 11, 2013.

Testing the Airtightness of Your Home

Before you do any air sealing, have a home energy pro test your home’s airtightness and look for air leaks. Your home’s airtightness should be testedbefore you start remodeling, to establish the…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 11, 2013.

 

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