Your home’s insulation and air sealing play a huge role in how much you spend on energy bills and how comfortable and healthy your home is. Unfortunately, many Northern Virginia, Maryland, and metro DC area homes are under insulated and have air leaks that waste energy, create uncomfortable indoor drafts, and send energy bills through the roof.

Total Home Performance can help make your home a better place to live with insulation and air sealing upgrades services. Learn more about the work we do below, or reach out to schedule an energy audit with our team of local whole experts today to get started.


The Benefits of Insulation and Air Sealing
  • Lower Heating and Cooling Bills

    With better insulation and air sealing, your heating and cooling systems won’t need to run as frequently, saving you money without sacrificing your indoor comfort.

  • A More Comfortable Home

    Insulation and air sealing helps eliminate indoor drafts and uneven temperatures in your home, like cold floorboards in the morning or hot second floors on a summer afternoon.

  • Healthier Indoor Air Quality

    By closing up holes where outdoor air pollutants or moisture can enter, you can avoid mold growth and create a healthier and safer home for your family.


  • Energy Savings

    Insulation and air sealing makes your home better for the environment by reducing energy use as well as energy waste, lowering your home’s carbon footprint.

  • Soundproofing

    A well-insulated and air sealed house can also reduce outdoor noise pollution, a common problem in our area for families and homeowners with remote jobs.

  • Ice Dam Prevention

    Ice dams on your roof in the winter can cause water and structural damage to your home, and are caused by poor insulation and air leaks in your attic.

What Types of Insulation Does Home Energy Medics Use?

There are a number of different insulation options to consider for your home, and Home Energy Medics has a range of materials and products that we can tailor to your individual needs, including:

All of these can help make your home more comfortable, reduce energy costs, and keep conditioned air inside where it belongs.

The Most Important Areas in a Home to Insulate and Air Seal

Homes need insulation everywhere, but most energy waste occurs at the top and bottom of a home, which is why your attic and your basement or crawl space are often the first places we look to upgrade. But every home is different, and in some cases, insulating your home’s walls (particularly the exterior ones) is the right solution to address the specific issues you’re experiencing. 

Even the tiniest gaps and cracks can let a substantial amount of conditioned air (and energy) escape your home. The most common places air gets in and out of your living space include around recessed lighting, duct chases, and outlets and switches.

Why Work with Home Energy Medics?

For 15 years, Home Energy Medics has been the trusted local home performance contractor in the greater Metro DC area. We are trained and certified building scientists that use advanced equipment and expertise to do excellent work, but most importantly, we are problem solvers! Our primary goal is always to understand the issues our customers are dealing with in their home, and then to identify and deliver long-lasting solutions.

We take pride in being a local company with a reputation for high quality work: in fact, we have been awarded the national Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Contractor of the Year award five consecutive times: in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 AND 2023! 

Save More with Insulation and Air Sealing Rebates and Tax Credits

Insulation and air sealing improves the energy efficiency of your home, and because of this, there are incentives available to encourage homeowners to make upgrades. These incentives help lower the upfront cost of installation new insulation and sealing air leaks, and include:

  • A federal tax credit for insulation and air sealing materials worth up to $1,200
  • Pepco, Dominion Energy, and BGE insulation rebates
  • Great financing options that allow you to make home improvements sooner

Incentive programs are often changing, so talk to our team today for the latest—we follow rebate and tax credit programs in our area closely and can help you combine and maximize your savings.

See if your home could benefit from new insulation and air sealing. Contact us online today to schedule a home energy audit or learn more about our company and our services.


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There is a substantial amount of energy loss when your HVAC system works overtime to make up for leaks and gaps in your ductwork. In addition to increased energy bills, the unnecessary strain on your system can significantly shorten its lifespan or lead to costly repairs. Air duct leaks can also create indoor air quality issues by allowing dust, allergens, and other pollutants easy access to the air circulating through your home. Having properly sealed ducts keeps these pollutants out of the air you breathe and balances temperatures, leaving your home feeling more comfortable.


Scott and the team did soundproofing work on what will be our child's nursery -- we live in a condo and could hear almost everything from the neighbors. The entire team was polite, kind, and most importantly, really effective.

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