Your house envelope has a direct impact on the amount of energy you use in your home.
Your house envelope has a direct impact on the amount of energy you use in your home. The house envelope is also called the "thermal boundary" because it's the barrier between the heated rooms in your house and unheated areas, such as the outside and unheated spaces like the attic or a connected garage.
The ability of your house envelope to keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer is directly related to:
- How well it is insulated
- Whether there are air leaks
- The quality of the windows and doors
- How well air is vented and circulated
Together, these things help determine how much it costs to heat your home to a comfortable level. Improving your house envelope is a great way to save energy and lower your energy bills, and could reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.