At Sealed, we’re passionate about helping our customers make their homes better places to live. Whether it’s fixing cold floors, drafts, or stuffy rooms, we help our customers live in the comfort they deserve.
We don’t want to stop there though—we want to help our community too!
Sealed is excited to announce our inaugural partnerships through the Sealed Superheroes program. Through the Superheroes program, Sealed helps community organizations meet critical fundraising goals. Here’s how it works:
· A community partner spreads the word about Sealed to its members
· Members of the partner organization have free home energy assessments with Sealed
· We make a donation to the partner organization for every assessment completed
Whether you feel a draft while sitting on your couch or an unwelcome breeze while walking upstairs, you likely have felt some of the symptoms of air leakage. And because air leakage causes energy waste, you’ve certainly felt its impact on your energy bills.
Luckily, you’re not alone and there’s an affordable fix. In our work in Long Island, we find that the typical home is 2-3 times as leaky as it should be. It’s like keeping a window open all year round!
It’s the end of January, and winter has finally arrived in the Northeast. Cold snaps like these often prompt homeowners to upgrade their insulation.
At Sealed, we’re big fans of blown cellulose insulation for attics and walls. It’s cost-effective and gets the job done far better than fiberglass, particularly when it comes to keeping your home warm and reducing your heating bills.
At first, blowing cellulose insulation into your attic may seem like the perfect DIY project. It sounds simple: go into your attic with a hose and blow insulation until it stands 15 inches tall. What’s so hard about that?
It turns out that properly insulating an attic requires a couple challenging steps before blowing the cellulose. You might think twice before doing them yourself.
Energy efficiency is a powerful, but very misunderstood energy resource. Here at Sealed we see the good, the bad, and the ugly every day. Unfortunately, policymakers, investors, partners, and other stakeholders do not always appreciate the true opportunities and challenges in this market.
The three biggest misconceptions we hear people talking about are:
Customers care the most about lowering energy bills
Better financing is the highest impact solution
Efficiency is too messy and complicated to scale
These misconceptions cause real damage in the market because they lead to policies, business models, and marketing strategies that will inevitably fail.
Do you heat your home with oil? If so, you are part of a small minority nationwide that’s continues shrinking every year. Compared to 48 percent of gas-heated homes, only 5.3% of homes in the U.S. used oil for heating in 2014, down from 7.6% in 2005.
And it makes sense—even with the oil price around $60 per barrel, natural gas still remains up to three times cheaper per unit of energy. Oil-to-gas conversions are one of specialties here at Sealed, so let’s dive right in!
Aging houses and aging men have a lot more in common than you would think. Both can get somewhat rickety, develop structural issues, and start sagging a bit. Happens to the best of us in our golden years.
But the best idea so far came from a certain Republican presidential hopeful, who shared his views with us in a phone interview recently. “HAIR PLUGS!”
It is an exciting time at Sealed. We have doubled in size in the last few months and announced a groundbreaking partnership with National Grid. We are building a team that is focused on doing something really special, with the potential to make a very significant environmental, economic, and social impact. Nobody else is doing what we do, and the possibilities are literally endless.
Sealed started over 2 years ago in an apartment in Queens, and we are now closing in on a scalable model to radically reduce the energy and environmental impact of our homes.
As we continue to grow the company, we want to build our team with people who are also looking to make an impact and invest their time and energy in important goals.
Check out our jobs page if you want make the best decision of your life.
Caulking is probably the least complicated part of decreasing your energy bill. The idea is simple: cracks and openings in the structure of your house allow colder air from the outside to enter, leaving you with a leaky and uncomfortable home.
The fix seems simple as well: grab a tube of caulk (silicone, foam, rubber), put it in the caulk gun, and caulk away!