Air leakage costs you $100+ a year on your energy bills. Here’s what you can do about it.

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!

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5 common energy efficiency misconceptions (Dan Hochman)

Hi, my name is Dan Hochman, and I manage our efforts in New York. Prior to joining Sealed, I had the pleasure (and pain) of being the only non-engineer in an energy engineering Master’s program at Carnegie Mellon. I grew up in Manhattan but now rock suburbia on a daily basis (usually with 90s Hip Hop playing in the car).

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Most people tell me I’m a 65-year old living in a 25-year old body. My favorite customers discuss interest rate trends as I tell them about the efficiency of their boiler. Jewish grandmothers also love me – I’ve got a bit of Mensch on a Bench thing going on.

Working with Sealed, I have learned a ton about how homes use energy, and common misconceptions that many people have.

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