Air Sealing For New Construction

Air sealing is one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways to increase a home’s energy efficiency.

Our team of expert air sealers will work to find and seal leaks created during the construction process making each home tighter, more comfortable, and less inclined to moisture issues.

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Maximize Energy Efficiency & Comfort:
Air Sealing Services For New Construction Homes

As a homebuilder, you understand the importance of creating energy-efficient homes that provide optimal comfort for homeowners. Air sealing performed during the construction process is one of the most cost-effective ways to achieve both of these goals.

By sealing any air leaks, our team of professional air sealers will prevent drafts and create a more comfortable living space. This will not only improve the overall quality of your builds, but it will also lead to to less call backs for comfort concerns.  Additionally, a well-sealed home requires less energy to maintain a consistent temperature, which can save homeowners money on their energy bills.

Air sealing services are a smart investment for any homebuilder looking to create high-performance homes that stand out in the market.

Air sealing is the systematic finding and sealing of air leakage points in a home or building. Electricians, HVAC contractors, and plumbers will drill and saw their way through floors, walls, and ceilings, creating channels for the wires, heating ducts, water lines, and waste pipes that need to be run throughout the house. While these penetrations in the building envelope do not compromise the building's strength, they result in air leakage that can make the building inefficient and uncomfortable.

Air sealing reduces drafts and heat loss by eliminating air leaks in the building around the chimney, plumbing penetrations, and recessed lights. Our experts use a variety of materials, including caulk, spray foam, metal flashing, weather stripping, and rigid foam. Some materials are more suitable than others for specific locations or trouble spots. For example, fire-rated caulk and metal flashing are used in high-temperature situations like around the chimney. This one-time process effectively seals for the lifetime of the building and is one of the most cost-effective means to ensure a home is energy efficient.
Air sealing is one of the most inexpensive strategies you can employ to help you save money on your utilities and feel more comfortable as soon as it is completed.  Not only does the process help lower your utilities and make the home comfortable, but it can also help improve the air quality inside the home, help prevent moisture problems and prolong your HVAC system.

Common Sources of
Air Leakage

  • Plumbing and wiring penetrations through floors, walls, and ceilings
  • Bath fans
  • Rim joists
  • Around electrical outlets and switches
  • Cracks, gaps, and holes  in drywall
  • Around recessed lights and fans
  • Around windows and exterior doors
  • Sump pump holes
  • Duct chases
  • Around chimney passes
  • Attic access hatches, doors, and drop-down stairs
Energy Diagnostics is dedicated to improving the efficiency, environmental impact, and comfort of single and multifamily residential buildings.

For 30 years we have helped optimize building performance by providing energy code compliance, testing, and certification services.

Let us improve your next project with air sealing