Envelope & Duct Sealing
Stop Air and Air Duct Leakage with Building Envelope and Duct Sealing
Studies have found that the air that leaks from most Las Vegas homes adds up to one open window in your home.
Now imagine opening one window in your Las Vegas home and leaving it open 24 hours a day, all year long. In the spring you might enjoy a breeze, but during the chill of winter and the intense heat of summer, it would be obvious that your money would be blowing away with the escaping heated and cooled air.
Air sealing is one of the least expensive and most cost-effective measures you can take to improve your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. By sealing uncontrolled air leaks, you can expect to see savings of 10% to 20% on your heating and cooling bills and even more if you have an older or especially leaky house. Building America Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing a Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners, U.S. Department of Energy
Air Leaks Are Everywhere
Most homeowners in Southern Nevada have hundreds of air leaks. Even newer Las Vegas and Henderson homes have air leaks. It doesn’t matter if your homebuilder complied with building codes or not. These leaks are among the leading causes of wasted energy in Southern Nevada and can occur in areas like:
- Anyplace where two walls meet, where the wall meets the ceiling or near interior door frames.
- Around electrical outlets, switch boxes and recessed fixtures.
- Gaps behind recessed cabinets, furred or false ceilings, and kitchen or bathroom soffits.
- Fractures behind bathroom tubs, shower stall units and attic access hatches.
- Crevices in floor cavities of attics.
- Openings around utility chase ways for ducts, plumbing lines and electrical wiring penetrations.
Building Envelope Sealing for Las Vegas Homes and Businesses
The walls, ceilings, windows, doors and floors comprise the building envelope of your Las Vegas home or business. By stopping air leaks through the cracks, crevices and other small openings in your building envelope, you’ll increase energy efficiency while saving money every month with lower electric bills.
Building Air Leakage Tests
One of the best features of our Energy Audit is its ability to find every air leak in your building’s envelope. As one of the handful of scientific tests we perform, a Service 1st Energy Consultant will use a blower door to depressurize your home to reveal the air rushing in and every leak. A thermal imaging camera may also be employed to sense differences in temperatures between inside air and outside air. The data we collect during this air leakage test will assist our Energy Consultant in recommending you to seal the building envelope of your Las Vegas home or business.
Contact Service First Energy Solutions today at (702) 463-0244 or submit the form to the left to schedule an Energy Audit for only $199. Or take advantage of our FREE Energy Evaluations.
Air Duct Sealing
Studies show that about 20% of all air cooled or heated by your HVAC system is escaping into your attic through failed air duct sealing. The energy loss is caused by leaks, holes and poorly connected duct systems from duct work that wasn’t fitted perfectly or properly, wasn’t sealed correctly or has deteriorated over the years due to the hot Las Vegas summers. That means you are paying hundreds – even thousands of dollars over the years – to cool and heat a space you don’t use.
Signs Your Air Ducts Are Leaking:
- You have unusually high summer and winter utility bills.
- You have rooms that are difficult to heat or cool.
- You have a stuffy room that never feels comfortable.
- You have two vents, close together, with different air pressure.
- You have flexible ductwork that is tangled or kinked.
- Your ducts are in the attic or garage and have never been inspected.
Save Up To 30% Off Your Utility Bill with Air Duct Sealing
According to energystar.gov, sealing ducts that direct air from your forced air furnace, central air conditioner or heat pump can save as much as 30% off your utility bills! Equally important, sealing ductwork can extend the life of your unit by 20%.
Air Duct Leakage Testing
Air duct leakage testing involves pressurizing your home’s air conditioning and heating duct system. This is completed by using a calibrated fan and measuring the air flow through the fan and its effect on the pressure within your duct system. Duct leakage measurements are used to diagnose and show leakage areas and estimate efficiency losses from the ducts. We perform a duct blaster test to detect small leaks as well as a visual inspection of your duct work for large leaks and breaks in the duct system as part of our Energy Audit.
Schedule a comprehensive Home Energy Audit today and let one of our Energy Consultants perform air duct leakage testing in your Las Vegas home. We can recommend air duct sealing solutions that will increase your energy efficiency and save you money on your utility bills. Contact Service First Energy Solutions today at (702) 463-0244. Remember, we also perform FREE Energy Evaluations. Just submit the form and we’ll contact you to schedule the best option.
Did your portfolio return 41% last year? According to a 1997 study by Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, duct sealing will return approximately 41% PER YEAR on your investment, making it one of the most cost effective energy conservation measures you can take.