Why is Air Sealing important to my home's total energy performance?
Air that leaks into and out of your house can account for 30% or more of your home's heating costs. These energy leaks are elusive, sneaking in and out of your home as if you have left a window open.
Finding and sealing the leaks requires proper procedures and testing equipment. Air sealing is offered as part of a more comprehensive set of rebate measures designed to help improve your home's comfort and energy performance. While the ThermWise Home Energy Plan is a great first step, you might want to consider a more detailed diagnostics with a ThermWise Authorized Contractor in order to develop a specific scope of work for your home. ThermWise only offers air sealing rebates for work performed by a ThermWise Authorized Contractor.
Air sealing does require a financial investment in your home, but it is a key component of any plan for improved long term comfort and savings. By taking advantage of the ThermWise Weatherization Rebate Program for air sealing, you can reduce project costs.
Work with your selected authorized contractor to arrange a comprehensive home performance assessment. This will determine the scope of work needed and will require diagnostic and safety test. Check with your contractor regarding associated costs.
Your contractor will provide a proposal for energy improvement work. Once you agree on a scope and project price, your improvements can begin.