Air leakage is a common problem which many homeowners have to face. Due to air leakage homeowners are faced with the problem of unwanted drafts, moisture migration, and lower indoor air quality. Apart from these problems, air leakage is also a major cause for energy waste and high energy bills in U.S. This has to be stopped and we need to take urgent measures to stop this energy loss from our homes.
Air leakage mainly happens when indoor air move out through cracks, holes and openings that are present in our homes. This air leakage occurs uncontrollably and results in energy waste in homes across the United States.
According to EPA, the energy loss due air leakage will be equivalent to the amount of air that passes through a standard size window throughout the years if you piled up all holes, cracks and crevices of a typical home. Air sealing is one and only affordable energy saver option that every home owner can implement to overcome such problem.
In a home, all the inside air flows out through windows, doors, recessed lights, attic accesses and the holes created by electricians, plumbers and HVAC contractors. This air leakage is the main major reason of raising energy bills in U.S. On an average, 55% of the air flows out through duct system because of its leaky joints and elbows.
StarEnergyAudits.com is a leading service provider for professional energy audits in the New Orleans area. They always uses different types of sealants, closed-cell foam, foam board, dense packed cellulose, and duct mastic to block or seal all undesired cracks, holes and ducts. Sealing of these holes and ducts will help in reducing the energy loss and lower the energy bills.
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Star Energy Audits is locally owned and operated by Brad Harris. Our Office is located in New Orleans and operates in the Gulf South region to include Biloxi to Venice. Baton Rouge to Houma. Brad Harris has been a residential builder since 1996 and has a complete understanding of Residential and Commercial business and considers the most efficient and effective means of accomplishing the job under any circumstances.