Air Sealing and Attic Floor Insulation – Two Quick Fixes

Sealing air leaks and improving the amount of insulation in your attic floor are two of the fastest ways to save energy and save money on your energy bills. Both improvements are top among a business owner’s typical energy-efficiency investments needed for their buildings.

 

Any conditioned air (heated or cooled) that escapes from your building is increasing your energy use. Leaks occur where pipes or wires enter your building, where the frame and the foundation meet, around doors and windows, and through the attic. Sealing and insulating the "envelope" or "shell" of your building — its outer walls, ceiling, windows, doors, and floors — is often the most cost-effective way to improve energy efficiency and comfort. ENERGY STAR estimates that you could save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs (up to 10 percent on your total annual energy bill) by sealing and insulating.

 

Contact a contractor to help you or start a do-it-yourself project of your own.

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