New Air Sealing Guide Helps to Improve Efficiency and Air Quality in Homes
April 21, 2010
A new guide just released by U.S. Department of Energy Building America researchers can help contractors and homeowners identify ways to seal unwanted air leaks in homes while ensuring healthy levels of ventilation and avoiding indoor air pollution.
Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing: A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners ((PDF 4.9 MB) Download Adobe Reader) is part of a series of publications designed for homeowners and builders to help improve the energy efficiency of existing homes. This guide provides information on locating a air-sealing contractor, testing homes for airtightness, identifying and repairing air leaks, and potential health concerns—in short, what users need to know to proceed with confidence to a more comfortable, energy-efficient, and healthy home.
The Building America program provides a variety of guides and case studies to help improve energy efficiency of new and existing homes. Visit the Publications Web site to learn more.