December 9, 2016

Air sealing

We’re big fans of the fall weather here at Green Stone Energy. After all, fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Southeast PA, with foliage drawing large numbers of visitors and residents taking the time to relax and unwind after a long summer. While fall is certainly a time for reflection, it’s also the time to think about the cooler temperatures that are ahead, as well as whether or not your home is ready for them.

Many people wait until it’s already cold outside to address issues that can affect home comfort and their heating bills, which is never a wise route to take. More often than not, the solution to winter heat loss is air sealing your home. Our team is here to help.

What is Air Sealing?

At first inspection, your home most likely appears to be draft-free, ready to deal with whatever elements the winter months might bring. Take a slightly closer look, however, and it often becomes apparent that tiny cracks and gaps pervade the home. These cracks and gaps allow unwanted airflow to occur, an issue that not only lets your conditioned air escape, but also lets dirty, cold outside air enter the home. The end result is typically some combination of poor indoor air quality, unstable temperatures and an overall lack of home comfort.

Where is Air Sealing Necessary?

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There are a number of areas scattered throughout homes and commercial buildings that can benefit from air sealing, including:

  • Windows

  • Attic Hatches

  • Doors

  • Ducts

  • Recessed Lighting

  • Fireplaces

  • Walls

It’s not uncommon to be able to feel a slight draft when placing your hand near one of the above parts of the home, and if this occurs, your home could likely use a boost with proper air sealing. If insulation in these areas is also insufficient or damaged, your home’s energy efficiency is surely suffering. Both air sealing and insulation go hand in hand to improving home efficiency and reducing energy bills.

Green Stone Can Help

At Green Stone Energy, we want all of our customers to enjoy a warm and comfortable fall and winter. Our team of home performance experts has the knowledge and experience necessary for identifying and dealing with even the peskiest of air leaks via our home energy audit process, and we’ll work to ensure that drafts don’t get in the way of enjoying the season.

Getting through the winter doesn’t have to be a struggle, and it all starts with proper air sealing. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment!

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  • Thank you Dutch and Christian from Green Stone Energy LLC for a job well done. Our family will be feeling much warmer this winter. No more heating the outside.

    Lisa, Alex & Thorsten, Audubon, PA,
  • A really good weatherization Company. Would highly recommend.

    Nancy S.,
  • The work that Green Stone Energy completed at my home was awesome! The crew arrived as scheduled and completed their work in the most timely manner. They were very neat and made sure to clean up after themselves. I couldn't believe that the owner of the company even came to check on the progress... Read More

    Nancy M., West Chester, PA,
  • They arrived when they said they would. spread drop cloths where they would be walking. The owner stopped by to check on the progress. All went well. It took about 8 hours from start to finish. My initial observations are showing a positive improvement in the houses ability to hold temperature... Read More

    John S., Norristown,
  • We contacted Green Stone Energy after a PECO energy audit showed a lack of insulation in our attic. Everyone was very professional, friendly, prompt and did a quality job for us.

    Monica H., West Chester,
  • Estimate was done after a complete examination of my concerns.

    Susan M.,
  • We called in Green Stone Energy after a Peco audit recommendation and had two quotes. One was a bit more involved but also 80% more $$. They answered my many questions and upon recognizing at the start of the project they had forgot to include two small areas in their quote, they included the... Read More

    Jan L., ,Newtown Square
  • Very satisfied with all the work. The installers were very professional, efficient, polite, on time,and kept everything covered and clean.

    Mary K.,
  • I can't thank Dutch Schwertner and his team enough for their thorough evaluation and installation of energy efficiency at my Salon. Andrew and Ryan arrived as scheduled with a smile. Their preparation and communication skills really impressed me . I was so pleased with all the care they took to... Read More

    Susan S.,
  • Extremely pleased with everything we received from Green Stone Energy. Everything, from a prompt and fair proposal to timely service appointment. Did not try to oversell us and even recommended not having certain things done as it would not improve the comfort of our home. The work was done... Read More

    Gary M.,
  • Everything went perfectly. Wonderful staff to work with at all levels. Highest level of professionalism and workmanship. The night that the work was done, warm air was streaming into our third floor bathroom, for the first time ever. We were amazed at how much energy we must have been wasting... Read More

    April & John S.,
  • Mark came and conducted a thorough inspection. A well detailed estimate was provided. On the first date of the 2-day installation Mark came on site to review the intended job. Both installers were pleasant and more than competent. They cleaned up well each day. They installed ceiling and... Read More

    Marilyn C.,
  • Our experience with Green Stone Energy was outstanding. The first visit involved identifying the energy-saving opportunities that our home presented. We discussed those opportunities and I learned why and how the required work would be done. The second visit involved doing the actual work, which... Read More

    Angelo A. ,
  • An estimator came over to review the findings of a PECO energy audit. Dutch went over the recommendations with me, and got me a proposal a few days later. The team doing the work showed up on time and were very professional. They placed drop cloths before working inside the house and vacuumed... Read More

    Michael K.,
  • "We had an initial call with Green Stone (GS) and agreed to get an estimate. We did the same with several other contractors. The GS representative "Dutch" came to our home and was very knowledgeable of the PECO results and provided a detailed list of energy saving measures we could possibly... Read More

    Mike K. ,
  • I wanted to thank you for your help with my insulation job. In particular, I wanted to give a shout out to Greg who was on every aspect of the job. He was detail oriented, knowledgeable, conscientious, and a pleasure to work with.

    Anna Massi,