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1 ENERGY STAR Home Sealing Improve home comfort and reduce energy bills

2 Problem: Houses are Leaky All the hidden air leaks in the home equal a hole the size of an open window! Common Air Leaks

3 Result: Impacts of a Leaky Home Uncomfortable: Winter: - Drafts by windows and doors - Cold ceiling, floors and walls Summer: - Hot ceiling or attic rooms Costly: Spending more to heat and cool the home because your system must work harder to maintain comfort

4 Solution: ENERGY STAR Home Sealing Graphic used to identify products that are used in the Home Sealing process

5 Benefits of ENERGY STAR Home Sealing Saves Money: Cut energy bills by up to 10% (about $150 a year for an average home) Improves Comfort: Homes are more comfortable and energy efficient during extreme temperatures Blocks Outdoor Pollutants: Reduce the number of holes where dust, pollen, pollution, and pests can enter the home Reduces Outside Noise: A tighter, well-insulated home helps makes the home quieter Fact: ENERGY STAR Home Sealing is one of the most cost-effective ways to lower energy bills and improve comfort.

6 Steps: How to Get Started 1.Find and plug air leaks Plug the big holes first – usually in the attic and basement 2.Add Insulation Acts like a blanket to keep the home warm and….. if you want to replace/upgrade windows 3.Choose ENERGY STAR qualified windows that are appropriate for your climate Tip: It is very important to seal air leaks before adding insulation.

7 Associated Products Product Images [Customized by Retailer] PurposeLocation Picture of CaulkSeals off air leaks and stops draftsCustomized by Retailer Picture of Spray foamSeals off air leaks and stops draftsCustomized by Retailer Picture of weather stripping, door sweeps, etc. Blocks gaps around windows/doors.Customized by Retailer Picture of InsulationSlows down heat moving into and out of homes through the walls, floors, and ceiling. Customized by Retailer

8 Caulk Application: Use to form a flexible seal along small gaps (up to ½) Types of Products: Acrylic-latex Silicone indoor/outdoor caulk Heat resistant caulk for use around hot flues and chimneys Related Tools: Caulk gun Tip: To avoid applying too much use a caulk gun with automatic release

9 Expanding Spray Foam Application: Use for wider gaps (1/2 to 3), cracks along sill, and around electrical outlets, plumbing penetrations, and dryer vents Product Types: Latex based – best for use indoors Urethane – more durable, water resistant, use for outdoors Related Tools: Rubber gloves, eye protection, old clothes Tip: Product can be very sticky and hard to remove so recommend to customers that they wear gloves during use.

10 Weather stripping Application: Weather stripping can be used for windows or doors Product Types: Rubber or foam strips for windows and doors Door sweeps and door thresholds Electrical outlet sealers Tip: Customers should choose a type of weather stripping that will withstand the friction, weather, temperature changes, and wear and tear associated with the location of its use.

11 Insulation Application: Insulation resists the transfer of heat through walls, ceiling, or floor Resistance is measured in R-value A higher R-value means more resistance allowing for greater comfort during extreme temperatures R-value can drop if air flows through or around insulation Product Types: Fiberglass rolls and batts Loose-fill fiberglass or cellulose Rigid foam board for covering big holes Tip: If you can see the floor joists in your attic, you probably need to add more insulation.

12 Benefits of ENERGY STAR Home Sealing Remember these benefits when talking to customers about ENERGY STAR Home Sealing: Saves Money: Cut energy bills by 10% Improves Comfort: Stop cold drafts and feel warmer Blocks Outdoor Pollutants: Reduce the number of holes where dust, pollen and insects can enter your home Reduces Outside Noise: A tighter, well-insulated home helps makes the home quieter Tip: Refer customers to the Do-it-Yourself Guide to ENERGY STAR Home Sealing for detailed how-to instructions on sealing air leaks and adding insulation.

13 To learn more, visit the ENERGY STAR Training Center page at: A user-friendly and easily navigable micro-site containing training tools for Partners. Users can navigate throughout three main categories to find training resources relevant to them: products, campaigns, u tilities/EEPS (energy efficiency program sponsors). Benefits: EASY : access to all relevant ENERGY STAR training materials and resources on your own with relative ease ACCURATE : The most current training materials to share with your sales associates for increasing the sale of ENERGY STAR qualified products and services RELEVANT : A location for collaboration and idea exchange with other Partners


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