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Air Sealing with AeroBarrier

Spring 2019
A version of this article appears in the Spring 2019 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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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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