There are so many benefits to air sealing! First, energy efficiency. As your parents might have said, we’re not trying to “heat the outdoors,” and adequately air sealed homes keep their thermal regulation to themselves. So, if you want to make your home more energy efficient, air sealing is a simple, inexpensive step.
Indoor air quality is a great benefit of air sealing, too. By sealing small holes, gaps, and cracks around your home, you let in fewer allergens, dust, and outdoor elements, like rainwater, which can lead to nasty mold growth. You even reduce noise with air sealing.
Another thing that air sealing keeps out? Bugs and rodents. So, if you are wondering how to keep bugs out of your house or why you have mice in your home, you probably have some holes in your house that could use some foam sealant, caulk, or weatherstripping.
Hopefully you know the benefits of air sealing now, but here is a quick recap: fewer bugs, rodents, critters, dust, allergens, and outdoor elements like noise and water get into your home, and you improve indoor air quality and energy efficiency (which is nice for your wallet, too).
So many benefits when you just seal it!