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Alexandria air sealing solutions and more

Our variety of energy solutions are catered to your individual needs and your property. We'll find all the opportunities for improving efficiency, safety, and cleanliness so you can live better.
Air sealing diagram

Air sealing

Air sealing involves sealing up leaks where hot and cold air can enter or exit the home around pipes, vents, ceiling fixtures, electrical outlets, and other areas that you may not think of when it comes to weatherizing your home. Using diagnostic tools (such as an infrared camera and blower door equipment), our technicians can perform a home energy audit to help you locate areas in need of sealing and determine the best solutions in moving forward with your goal to conserve energy.

Insulation

On average, you can save up to 25% on your home’s heating and cooling costs or up to 15% on its total energy costs by properly insulating your home and reducing unwanted air leaks all around your house. Eko Smart Solutions can identify air leaks by performing a home energy audit. For optimal energy efficiency, your home should be properly insulated from the roof down to its foundation. We offer the following Insulation services:
  • Spray Foam Insulation
  • Ceiling Insulation
  • Wall Insulation
  • Floor Insulation
  • Basement Insulation
  • Insulation for New Construction
  • Retrofit Projects
Home insulation diagram
Home weatherization diagram

Weatherization

When you think of energy efficiency, most likely weatherization is not the first thing that comes to mind. However, this is the first and most effective place to start. Many times there are areas in the home where a draft can be felt around windows, doors, and other areas. If this is the case, air is escaping in and out of the home and reducing the effectiveness of running your heater or air conditioner. This may seem like an insignificant flow of air, but the cumulative effect could be equivalent to having a large hole in your wall.

HVAC Equipment

For most homeowners, the largest source of energy use – and thus the greatest area of potential for energy and cost savings – is the heating and cooling of your home. It is also one of the most neglected energy saving opportunities. Most heating and cooling systems are not properly maintained, serviced or tuned up and are not running at optimal levels. Others may not have been installed properly, were sized incorrectly or have outdated and inefficient equipment. Add to that, most have leaky and improperly sized air distribution or duct systems. Each of these problems represents significant energy waste.
Residential HVAC Equipment
Home ventilation diagram

Ventilation

Many air conditioners are designed to recirculate the same air over and over, which can result in stagnant, musty air over time. A whole house fan draws in fresh outdoor air through open windows and pulls it through the home. This allows for fresh air to be constantly circulating in your home and helps to eliminate allergens and unwanted odors which may be present from time to time. With how busy life gets, we could all benefit from a little more “fresh air."

Vapor barrier crawl space

Up to 40 percent of the air we breathe on the first floor of our homes comes from the crawl space or basement. This air gets into the first floor because what’s called the stack effect (think of a chimney). Warm air in the upper levels of a home rises and is expelled, typically through the attic. But nature abhors a vacuum so that air that’s expelled must be replenished. A vapor/air barrier can also slow or block most of the movement of harmful gasses, such as radon, from the soil.
Vapor barrier crawl space

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