Advantages for your home…
AEROBARRIER is a system for controlling the airflow between conditioned and unconditioned spaces. This air barrier system is the primary enclosure boundary that separates indoor from outdoor air. In a multi-unit building, the air barrier system also mitigates the smell and noise sharing between adjacent units.
Reduced envelope leakage means reduced mechanical loads, which improves energy efficiency and lowers your HVAC costs.
Achieve a more consistent temperature throughout the building.
Blocking moisture means your home’s structural integrity remains intact.
Less particulates, dust, pollen and outdoor pollution entering the home improves indoor air quality.
Homes without AEROBARRIER…
AIR LEAKAGE, also called infiltration, is the unintentional seepage of outside air into a building, typically through cracks in the building envelope. In the summer, infiltration can bring humid outdoor air into the building, severely diminishing the efficiency of your HVAC. In the winter, this can result in warm, moist indoor air moving through cold envelope cavities. Condensation then occurs within in the structure, resulting in mold or rot.
Most people spend upwards of 90% of their time indoors. A leaky house allows in particulates, dust mites, pollen, and mold spores leading to poorer indoor air quality.
As moist air leaks into your building, it hits a dew point and condenses inside the wall. This can cause all sorts of unseen problems from mold growth to wall failure.
Leaky buildings are more expensive to condition. Tightening the envelope reduces mechanical loads, improves energy efficiency, and maybe most importantly, improves the comfort of the home.
40% of all CO2 emissions are from buildings. Most building energy is spent on the HVAC systems, and anything that can be done to minimize the leaks results in less energy being consumed.