The ABCs of Building-Science Performance

At Greenlink Energy Solutions, we believe that optimizing your home’s performance is essential for comfort, health, efficiency, and sustainability. Here’s a comprehensive look at how we improve your home’s performance from the attic to the basement, ensuring every conditioned space is as efficient as possible.


Air sealing the attic floor is among the most important steps in improving a home’s performance. In all homes, there is a high level of convective communication between attics and the living space below. Greenlink identifies and seals these areas to enable insulation to perform at its optimum rating.

By addressing these gaps, we prevent heat loss in the winter and keep your living spaces cool in the summer, ensuring your home remains comfortable year-round. This process not only enhances energy efficiency but also improves indoor air quality, reducing the influx of pollutants and allergens from the attic.

Additionally, improperly vented bath fans can cause serious issues in your home. Many homes have bath fans that simply dump hot, humid air right into the attic, leading to mold growth, wood rot, and ceiling and insulation damage. Venting bath fans through the roof is crucial for maintaining a healthy and safe home environment. Greenlink replaces old bath fans with new, more efficient models and ensures they are vented properly to the exterior.


Air sealing and insulating the rim joist of a home is one of the most beneficial services provided by Greenlink Energy Solutions. The framing located in your basement where the house sits on the foundation wall allows for many gaps and infiltration points. For decades, builders and code officials just didn’t pay much attention to this connection. However, as the world becomes more energy-focused, all modern efforts include this once-neglected area of building performance.

Additionally, mice and bugs tend to exploit rim joists to infiltrate our homes. Closed-cell spray foam insulation, applied at a 2-3” depth, will eliminate these easy access points and allow for much-improved comfort and efficiency. This process not only blocks unwanted pests but also significantly reduces energy loss, making your home more comfortable and less costly to heat and cool.

Conditioned Spaces

Targeted air sealing is a process utilizing a blower door and infrared camera to identify and seal air leakage within the conditioned portion of a building. We generally target doors, windows, outlets, baseboards, and mechanical chases along with any other hidden points of air infiltration.

By meticulously sealing these leaks, we enhance the overall energy performance of your home. This process ensures that the conditioned air stays inside, reducing the workload on your HVAC system and leading to significant energy savings. Moreover, it contributes to a more stable and comfortable indoor environment, free from drafts and hot or cold spots.

Why Air Sealing and Insulation Matter

Proper air sealing and insulation are critical components of a high-performing home. They work together to create an air and thermal barrier, keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This not only improves comfort but also reduces energy consumption, leading to lower utility bills and a smaller carbon footprint.

At Greenlink Energy Solutions, we understand that every home is unique. That’s why our approach is tailored to meet the specific needs of your property. Our team of Energy Auditors and Advisors are trained to identify the most effective solutions for improving your home’s performance, ensuring that you get the best possible results.

The Benefits of Professional Air Sealing and Insulation

When you choose Greenlink Energy Solutions for your air sealing and insulation needs, you’re investing in quality and expertise. Our professional services offer numerous benefits, including:

  • Improved Comfort: By eliminating drafts and ensuring consistent temperatures throughout your home, we enhance your overall comfort.
  • Enhanced Energy Efficiency: Properly sealed and insulated homes require less energy to heat and cool, leading to significant savings on your energy bills.
  • Better Indoor Air Quality: Air sealing reduces the infiltration of outdoor pollutants, allergens, and moisture, contributing to a healthier indoor environment.
  • Pest Prevention: Sealing gaps and cracks helps keep pests, like rodents and insects out of your home.
  • Increased Home Value: Energy-efficient homes are more attractive to buyers, potentially increasing your property value. Greenlink is a Pearl-certified contractor. After performing energy-efficient upgrades, we can provide homeowners with a certification and supporting documents that increase the appraisal and resale value of their homes. Follow the link to learn more about Pearl:

Our Process

At Greenlink Energy Solutions, we follow a systematic process to ensure optimal results:

  1. Assessment: We start with a comprehensive energy assessment or audit of your home to identify areas of improvement.
  2. Customized Plan: Based on our findings, we develop a tailored plan that addresses your specific needs.
  3. Implementation: Our team of experts executes the plan using the latest techniques and high-quality materials.
  4. Verification: We conduct a final inspection to ensure that all improvements meet our high standards and deliver the expected benefits.

Take the First Step Towards a More Efficient Home

Improving your home’s performance is a smart investment that pays off in many ways. If you’re ready to enhance comfort, save on energy costs, and contribute to a more sustainable future, schedule a home energy assessment with Greenlink Energy Solutions today. Our team is here to guide you through the process, providing expert advice and top-notch service every step of the way.

For more in-depth insights, listen to our podcast episode Maximize Energy Savings with Home Energy Audit:

Remember, a high-performing home starts with the basics: Attics, Basements, and Conditioned Spaces. Trust Greenlink Energy Solutions to help you unlock your home’s full potential. Contact us for more information or to get started on your path to a more efficient home.