View Samples of Our Work Below
Sealed Air Leaks Over Recessed Lighting
Recessed lights provide wonderful task lighting and create a crisp architectural appearance; however they are a major source of air leakage in a home. Even IC (Insulation Contact) lights leak huge amounts of air. Essentially these are holes throughout the ceiling.
By installing an airtight cover over the lights and then mounding insulation over the covers to maintain the integrity of the thermal envelope, these “Energy Holes” are fixed.
Insulated Attic Access
Attic access stairs/hatches are often times not insulated and rarely air tight. This allows warm air to escape into the attic during the winter, and allows hot air to enter the home during the summer.
By insulating and weather-stripping an attic hatch, or installing an attic tent at stairways this energy loss can be eliminated.
Duct Chases/Plumbing Stacks
|These areas often create a perfect chimney from the basement of the building to the attic, by which large amount of air enter into or escape the home. Notice the dirt that has accumulated in the fiberglass. This is because fiberglass is simply a filter which collects the dust as air travels through it.|
Dropped Soffits/Dropped Ceilings
These areas, often located in Master bedrooms and bathrooms on the 2nd floor, are often neglected by builders. If not properly air-sealed and insulated they become a huge energy loss.
Top Plates/Wire Penetrations/Leakey Duct Connections
|These areas, while individually small, add up to a substantial energy loss.|