Upgrading the insulation and air sealing in your Maryland or Delaware home is one of the best ways to make it more healthy, safe, comfortable, and energy efficient! Total Home Performance is the local whole home expert, and one of our specialties is assessing, removing, and installing new insulation in key areas of your home, while also sealing up visible and invisible air leaks.
Many of our insulation and air sealing services qualify for rebates and incentives like federal tax credits and the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program, where
The Benefits of Insulation & Air Sealing:
Lower heating and cooling bills
Fewer indoor drafts
Healthier indoor air quality
More even indoor temperatures
Reduced noise pollution
Better for the environment
How Does Insulation and Air Sealing Work?
Insulation and air sealing work together to slow the movement of heat and air in and out of your home. In the winter, your insulation and air sealing acts like a thick overcoat that keeps the heat from your furnace, boiler, or heat pump inside your home. But insulation and air sealing aren’t only useful in cold weather—in the summer, they help keep outdoor summer temperatures from entering your home.
Insulation and air sealing are effective partners. Many common types of insulation don’t work as well when exposed to moving air, while air sealing by itself often doesn’t do much against heat that conducts through the building materials of your home. But together, these two upgrades offer a strong layer of protection for your home, and some insulation types, like spray foam insulation, act as an all-in-one insulator and air sealant!
The Best Areas in Your Home to Insulate and Air Seal
There’s no blanket approach to upgrading the insulation in a home—every home is different and requires a unique, building science-based approach. This is why a home energy audit is so important.
Through a visual inspection and using advanced building science technology like blower doors and infrared cameras, the team at Total Home Performance can better understand where your home is most vulnerable to energy loss and make recommendations that will actually improve your home. These upgrades could include:
Depending on the location and the home, we also use a variety of insulation types to find the right solution for the problems you’re experiencing in your home, including spray foam insulation, and blown in fiberglass and cellulose insulation.
Why Total Home Performance?
- We prioritize solving common homeowner problems like high energy bills, health issues, mold and moisture, and low indoor comfort
- We are building science trained and certified
- We are a truly whole home contractor that offers solutions for your entire house
- We help you qualify for incentives that other companies can’t
- We are a local, Eastern Shore company that’s been helping our friends and neighbors improve their home since 2009!
Insulation Removal Services
Insulation can be ruined or become less effective over time due to settling and sagging, exposure to humidity, moisture, or mold growth, and pest infestations.
Additionally, insulation installed decades ago is likely to have not been installed to the current recommended levels. For these reasons, when upgrading the insulation in your home, it’s almost always recommended to remove all of the old insulation before installing new insulation material. This will not only allow you to properly air seal the areas, but will ensure that old left-behind insulation isn’t creating indoor air quality problems and health issues in your home.
Disposing of old insulation can be hazardous and messy to do yourself—as one of the leading insulation companies in Maryland and Delaware, Total Home Performance can properly and professionally remove old insulation from your home.
Save More with Insulation and Air Sealing Tax Credits, Rebates, and Financing
Insulation and air sealing upgrades take the pressure off your heating and cooling systems to keep your home comfortable, and they can lower your monthly energy bills for years and years to come. Plus, because these types of home upgrades reduce energy waste and are better for the environment, there are great incentives that make upgrading more affordable for local homeowners.
Total Home Performance is a qualified contractor that can help you take advantage of incentives including:
Up to $7,500 in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR rebates available through Delmarva Power and BGE
Up to $1,200 in federal tax credits on qualifying insulation and air sealing costs
Low interest financing opportunities
Talk to our team today to learn exactly how much you could save on your home improvement upgrades.