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December 7, 2018
The temperatures in most of California may not reach below freezing very often, but that doesn’t mean your home won’t feel like it’s freezing; especially if it’s prone to chilly drafts! If you experience rushes of cool air in your home, it likely means the cracks and gaps that have developed throughout the years are allowing cold winter air to infiltrate your living space, leaving you puzzled in front of your thermostat. So, how can you finally win the battle against your indoor drafts this winter?
The Weapon of Choice: Air Sealing
The biggest asset in the fight against indoor drafts is professional air sealing. Most homes develop leaks over time due to wear and tear, the foundation settling, or even bad craftsmanship in the initial construction. These leaks may seem insignificant, but they can really add up, and as you put your heating equipment to work making your home more comfortable when the temperatures start drop, that hot air is going to find those holes and escape from your living space.
The process of air sealing closes up each and every hole that is allowing for your expensive warm air to escape, so that your heating equipment doesn’t have to work overtime to achieve the temperature you have set on your thermostat!
Is Air Sealing Just For Winter?
Absolutely not. The benefits of air sealing your home with the local pros at Greiner are year round. Not only are you stopping the heat from escaping your home in the winter, but also you are preventing all the hot summer air from infiltrating your conditioned home in the summer. Other benefits of a tightly air sealed home are:
Reduced monthly heating & cooling costs
Increased furnace & AC life expectancy
Control over your home comfort
Lower risk of an HVAC emergency
Overall energy conservation
The Greiner Air Sealing Process
As the local guys (and gals) for Yolo & Solano Counties, we take pride in our thorough air sealing process. We don’t take guesses as to where the leaks are in your home—it takes careful diagnostics and testing. We use what is called a blower door test to determine how airtight your home is. We then use infrared camera technology to pinpoint exactly where those leaks are. We take the guesswork out of making your home airtight!
Don’t Just Fight the Battle—Win the War! Add Insulation
Though air sealing is your primary weapon against a drafty home, in the larger fight for dependable home comfort you will need to make sure your insulation is in tip-top shape. Air sealing keeps the outside air out, and the inside air in, while proper insulation prevents any unwanted heat from escaping through the materials that make up your walls and ceiling. And just like air sealing, insulation comes with year-round benefits, like keeping the summer heat out and allowing your heating and cooling appliances to operate at their best, without the additional wear and tear.
Say Goodbye to Your Drafty Home with Greiner
Going with the local experts when it comes to your winter prep and home performance is integral to getting the most out of your home. Your home requires experts on the local climate and building science. With Greiner, you can rest easy knowing that the local guys (and gals!) have got you covered!