Why air seal?

The typical U.S. home has gaps and cracks that stretch a half-mile long.1

That air you pay so dearly to heat and cool is quietly sneaking out from your home as unwanted external air sneaks in. It’s uncomfortable. It’s expensive. And it’s easy to fix with simple air sealing. Check out this infographic to learn more.

Proper insulating and air sealing can help lower your energy bill by up to 30%2

Openings can let in bugs, pests, water and allergens too

Unwanted air and moisture can cause mold, warping and rusting.

A SMALL COST TO SAVE A LOT

 $1000
 Up to 30%
 Up to $300

AVG. COST TO HEAT/COOL A HOME PER YR3

AVG. PROJECTED SAVINGS FROM PROPER AIR SEALING & INSULATION2

PROJECTED AVG SAVINGS ON ENERGY BILL PER YR

If your home is properly insulated and air sealed, it could save you hundreds of dollars a year on your energy bills. Although it’s part of an overall air sealing plan, a few cans of GREAT STUFF™ insulating foam sealant can be a key contributor to those savings — at the cost of between $5-$8 a can.

Where is your half-mile?

The basement. Living spaces. The attic. Your house exterior. The typical U.S. home has a half mile of gaps and cracks in length. Walk through your home with our checklist and you’ll get a sense of where to start air sealing.

All it takes is opposable thumbs.


You don't need any other qualifications to do your own air sealing.


1energystar.gov
2Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)
3http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2014/09/f18/61628_BK_EERE-EnergySavers_w150.pdf