Energy efficiency means using less energy to produce the same result. Energy-efficient homes use less energy to achieve the same comfortable temperature and run the same appliances, saving homeowners money and conserving resources in the process.
In home construction, one of the simplest ways to increase energy efficiency is to prevent air leakage. The professionals use tools like spray foam to seal up gaps and cracks prior to installing insulation. The good news? You have access to their tools, tips, and tricks, too!
Take it from our friend Nick and the team at NS Builders (@nsbuilders), who recently completed a New England Tudor-style home build just west of Boston. Before insulating the home, Nick used spray foam to tackle critical details in air sealing that would increase the build’s efficiency and sustainability in the long-term.
See how Nick uses spray foam to tightly seal three different parts of the home in the video below.