Air Sealing

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Air sealing separates your living space from unwanted attic, crawl space, or outdoor air.

If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to lower your energy bill, air sealing is the answer.

Air sealing reduces unwanted crawl space, attic, or outdoor air from entering your home environment while dramatically reducing air leakage. Let PV help you air seal your home and use a controlled, deliberate method to bring in fresh air.

Tighten Your Home Envelope

Your home’s building envelope is the continuous air barrier (pressure boundary) and insulation barrier (thermal boundary) separating it from the outdoors. Common areas of air leakage include gaps around doors, windows, pipes, wiring penetrations, lights, and ductwork. At PV, we identify all of the places where air is escaping from your home.

Then we seal those places up tight. Simple as that.

Air Leakage Prevention

At many of the Atlanta, Georgia homes we service, air leakage is severe – as in “leaving a window open year-round” severe! During the early spring and fall, it’s fine. But for the other 10 to 11 months, it’s a costly liability.

Air sealing is an inexpensive and effective way to close that window, extend the life of your HVAC equipment, and reduce your cooling and heating costs.

The PV Heating and Air Difference

Our expert technicians know how to find and seal every tough-to-find leak. When we air seal your home, we also keep pollutants and allergens from penetrating your home envelope. Our approach keeps the desirable air in, and, more importantly, the less desirable air out.

Crawl Space Encapsulation

In many homes, sealing and encapsulating the crawl space is critical for optimized air sealing.

When we perform crawl space encapsulation, we’re separating the crawl space from your home environment or “building envelope.” As a result, floors are warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. What’s more, indoor air quality (IAQ) improves dramatically – when the air inside your crawl space is cleaner, the air inside your home is cleaner, too!

Encapsulating your crawl space improves the durability and lifespan of your floors, HVAC equipment, water heaters, and everything else that resides below your home. It consists of (but isn’t limited to):

  • Installing a vapor barrier and thermal barrier
  • Spray foaming wire and plumbing penetrations
  • Air sealing
  • Dehumidification

Contact Us Today

Let’s lower your energy bills and make your home more comfortable. Call PV today at 404.798.9672 or schedule your free consultation online! We offer evening and weekend appointments, too.