Air Sealing with AeroBarrier
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A version of this article appears in the Spring 2019
issue of Home Energy Magazine.
April 01, 2019
In many parts of the country, house envelopes are notoriously leaky, with unintended air infiltration that results in additional space-heating and -cooling equipment loads. While voluntary codes and standards for envelope tightness have existed for decades, only recently have these codes become a requirement. Current manual methods for sealing house leaks, even when diligently applied, can fall short of the ultimate tightness goal, due to unrecognized leakage pathways.
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