Quality Information for Energy Conservation

Air Sealing Where it Counts

We all know that saving money is important, and that a key way to do that is to spend less.  What we never want to hear is that we'll have to spend money to save money.  But how much you need to spend depends entierly on what your personal needs are - ie, what your house needs to become more energy efficient. 

The graph below shows which structural air-leaks drive up energy costs the most, allowing you to maximize efforts toward reinforcing your home's building envelope. You can do a lot with a little, and this chart in conjunction with an energy audit will help you spend wisely and maximize savings. 

This image comes from http://www.builderonline.com/energy-efficientconstruction/5-penetrations-that-provide-the-most-bang-for-your-air-sealing-buck.aspx