serving Westchester, Putnam,
Fairfield, New York Metro area
you know that almost 50% of the average homeowner's energy bill goes toward
heating and cooling? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through its
ENERGY STAR® Home sealing program, has recommendations on how you can trim these
costs by as much as 20%, increase the comfort of your home and protect the
is Home Sealing?
ENERGY STAR® Home sealing is a process for improving the "envelope" of the home.
This includes the outer walls, ceiling, windows and floors. ENERGY STAR
recommends: Adding insulation to stay comfortable during cold winter nights and
hot summer days Sealing air leaks to stop drafts and get the full performance
from insulation. Choosing ENERGY STAR labeled windows when replacing old windows
Air leakage from cracks and gaps throughout the home can equal as much air flow
as leaving a window open all year long. These leaks force the heating and
cooling equipment to work harder to keep your family comfortable and your energy
bills are the proof.
A well-sealed and well-insulated home can improve the comfort of
rooms that are too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter. ENERGY STAR home
sealing helps you save money and improve indoor air quality by preventing
pollen, dust, and pollutants from entering the home. Also, decreasing the amount
of moist air that leaks through the house can reduce mold and mildew growth on
or inside walls and ceilings. Fifteen percent of all greenhouse gases, which
contribute to global,
warming, are generated from the energy used in houses nationwide. Therefore the
less energy used, the less air pollution is generated.
For the best results, ENERGY STAR recommends that home sealing be
performed by a home energy professional such as Peter K Home Improvement. Our
experts use special diagnostic tools and equipment to locate your home's leaks
and customized the most effective improvement plan for your home. We will also
perform a combustion safety test to be sure all your gas or oil burning
appliances are working properly.