BENEFITS OF AIRTIGHT SPACES
40% of CO2 emissions are from buildings
Most building emissions are due to overrun HVAC units. AeroBarrier means a home with less energy demand and a reduction in outdoor air emissions, both of which are always a good thing.
Better Indoor Air Quality
Most People spend 90% of their times indoors
Working in conjunction with a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV), an airtight energy-efficient home removes stale indoor air and introduces filtered fresh air for its occupants. And AeroBarrier has no off-gassing!
Save Energy and Money
70% of energy use is for heating and cooling
Tight buildings need less energy to stay comfortable. A well-sealed home is a Zero Energy Ready Home. And AeroBarrier is a low-cost solution to costly air leaks and high energy bills!
Habitat for Humanity Fredericton Area has been progressing on our goal to build and renovate homes that are truly affordable for partner families for the long term. We focus on building homes that are well built, energy efficient, and have low long-term operating and maintenance costs. As a result, a key area is having a building envelope that is air tight with a high efficiency air exchanger. The AeroBarrier system has proven to be a great addition to our building process after completing two pilot projects in 2020.
Our first pilot project was a 2-story single family home built on slab in Oromocto, NB. When we had the home to the drywall stage it tested at 2.26 ACH50 and when the AeroBarrier process was complete it tested at 0.74 ACH50. This along with the other components of our home build allowed us to meet an impressive EnerGuide rating of 50GJ/Year compared to 86GJ/Year for a code built house representing a 42% improvement.
Our second pilot was a renovation project of a 60+ year old large bungalow built on a block wall basement foundation. Before the AeroBarrier system was installed we had the block wall foundation and joist cavities covered with R20 spray foam and fireproofing which sealed the basement very well. The main level of the home still had significant air leakage testing at 4.75 ACH50 before the AeroBarrier system was installed. When complete the home tested at 1.42ACH50 representing a 70% improvement.
We have been happy with the performance of the AeroBarrier system and the friendly helpful service from Airtight Spaces/Tate Engineering. We look forward to working with them on future projects.
I recently did a full home renovation in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and I had AeroBarrier installed. From start to finish the team was very friendly and professional. I stayed around with 101 questions and they showed me exactly how the process worked and helped explain the monitoring system they use as they spray and it was so cool to watch! I felt very involved and educated on the subject and once it was finished, I was SHOCKED at how even on the windiest days that I didn’t feel a single movement in the home from a draft or breeze.
I renovate homes and this one happened to be on the same street as my personal family home. We are at the highest peak in Dartmouth and it gets VERY windy. 10 houses down, in my home it was the polar opposite, drafty and breezy and comparing the two is unbelievable. Awesome Product! 11 out of 10 for me at DC Woodworks!”
My husband and I recently had AeroBarrier applied to our new-to-us house by Airtight Spaces. As new homeowners, it was great to be able to do some of the labour ourselves to save some money. But don’t be fooled; it was a ton of work! If you are considering the partial-DIY option like we did, be prepared to put the time in. The work itself is simple, tedious and time-consuming but very doable for two able-bodied adults. The team at Airtight Spaces was a joy to work with as well. Their communication is top-notch, which made scheduling easy. We would highly recommend this service!
We had our energy test done for our rebate, and we blew a 0.98 ACH50. So we were bang on in the real life test as well. Thanks again for your help in making our home as comfortable as it is. I bang the drum of the product to anyone who will listen.