How to Beat the Maryland Summer Heat
Look to building science and a proper assessment to help you make the right improvement choices for home comfort. A new HVAC system is likely not the right solution for a cooler home in summer.
Effective Insulation is Two Parts
Most insulation (with the exception of spray foam and rigid foam board) does not stop air flow. The most cost effective insulation solutions for a house in Maryland requires a separate air barrier or "skin" to stop the flow of air. For the air barrier itself to be effective, it must be contiguous and continuous across the entire building envelope, with all holes and cracks fully sealed, and it must be perfectly aligned with the insulation.
You need both parts of the jacket to make it work the best. The same goes for the insulation around a Maryland house.
Air Sealing & Insulation Go Hand in Hand for Comfortable Maryland Homes
Building Performance Institute
BGE Approved Energy Contractor
Pepco Approved Energy Contractor
Having your home evaluated by Hometrust is a great way to identify your next home improvement project.
Certifications earned through the Building Performance Institute demonstrate our ability to:
- Find air leakage points around your home.
- Show you steps to improve energy efficiency.
- Use science to guide improvements to comfort.
- Educate you how to tighten your building's shell.
- Learn about these opportunties before it is too late.
- Provide a unique perspective on your home's overall performance.
- Determine the root cause of any problems.
- Assess current insulation effectiveness.
- Measure air flow.
- Evaluate windows, doors, siding and roofing.
- Put you in complete control of the outcome.