In construction, thermal insulation is what separates the indoor air from the outdoor air. In the United States, where we go through radical changes in weather conditions each year, it’s important that we airproof our buildings to create an ideal environment indoors. The idea of outdoor air entering a building may not seem like a cause for concern, but really, a building that isn’t airtight can be problematic for building owners as well as occupants. Here’s why.
Just like in our homes, we try our best to reduce or eliminate drafts and other leaks to avoid paying high utility bills. It’s exactly the same for commercial buildings, but on a larger scale. Even if your building is well-insulated, if it isn’t airtight, there will be a constant battle between interior and exterior air, and your HVAC system will have to work tirelessly in order to stabilize indoor air conditions.
Needless to say, if your heating and air conditioning system is constantly at work trying to balance things out, this could lead to increased energy consumption and higher utility bills that can hurt your bottom line. It could also cause your HVAC system to break down prematurely.
Along with skyrocketing utility bills frequently associated with a building’s poor airtightness, occupant comfort is another major concern. If your building doesn’t have a good airtight seal, it won’t be uncommon for you to receive complaints about the temperature and humidity levels in your building year-round, even when the air conditioning or heating systems are running full-blast.
If you’re a commercial property owner or manager and are worried about losing energy due to leakages, be sure to give Entergis Testing and Sealing, LLC a call at (225) 577-6799, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly-qualified experts today.