Should Air Barriers Go Both Ways?

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If you would like to save money on your utility bill, then having properly installed insulation can keep your costs down by keeping in the cool air in the summer as well as the hot air out. During the winter, it can help keep the warm air inside and the cold air out.


Having an air barrier that does both of these functions is essential if you want to maximize the effectiveness of your heating and air conditioning. Many people overlook the air barrier in keeping the inside air inside your home, and prefer to look at how it can keep outside air out.



Does Your Air Barrier Work in Both Directions?

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