Sealed Expands to Chicago to Stop Energy Waste and Electrify Chicagoland Homes


CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sealed officially launched its services in the Chicago metro area, becoming Chicagoland residents’ full service partner to stop home energy waste and electrify their homes. As Chicagoans enter another blazing hot and humid summer, Sealed is also announcing “Sealed For Heroes Chicago,” a contest with WGN Radio to provide a free home energy efficiency project to deliver comfort and reduced energy use to a deserving homeowner who has been an essential worker during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contest details and entry form are available at sealed.com/hero.

Chicago and Illinois stand out as regions of the country where hot, humid summers, cold winters, and old, inefficient homes come together. Illinois ranks seventh among the states in single family homes’ energy use for heating; It’s also seventh in energy used for cooling by single family homes. A cause of these high energy expenditures is a concentration of homes constructed partial before energy efficiency was a major consideration for builders and buyers. In the Chicago metro area, 84% of homes were built before the year 2000, when efficiency standards became prominent.

“Millions of Chicagoland residents live in drafty, poorly-insulated homes with aging HVAC systems that waste energy. The area is an ideal match for our services with its hot, humid summers, cold winters, and old housing stock,” said Lauren Salz, CEO and cofounder of Sealed. “Chicago area residents are now able to make their homes more comfortable, stop energy waste, eliminate fossil fuels, and slash their household emissions–all with zero up-front payment.”

Sealed’s proven holistic approach to eliminate energy waste can reduce energy use by up to 50% and take homes completely off of fossil fuels with upgrades like high-performance insulation, air sealing, and heat pumps. To get home energy upgrades done quickly and smoothly, Sealed eliminates up-front costs with a unique performance payment program, and manages the entire process of finding and vetting contractors to carry out the work. Sealed is the only service provider in the home energy improvement sector that’s accountable to its impact: if the company doesn’t cut energy waste, it doesn’t get paid.

“Chicago area housing is in dire need of energy efficiency updates. Partnering with Sealed as they enter the Chicago market will allow us to hire more people, grow our business, and serve our community,” said Dumitru Nicolaescu, owner of Green Attic, a local Chicago home energy improvement contractor and Sealed preferred service provider. “When we met the Sealed team, we felt like kindred spirits. We truly believe homeowners can be more comfortable with less energy and we are excited to work with Sealed to accelerate our impact in the local community.”

“Having spent much of my childhood, in old, drafty houses in the area, I know how much Chigagoans can benefit from our services,” said Andy Frank, Sealed’s cofounder and President and a native of the Glen Ellyn suburb of Chicago. “As we make Chicagoland homes more comfortable and less wasteful, we’ll also make a dent in greenhouse gas emissions in the region, a central goal of Illinois’ Climate Act of 2021.”

Sealed For Heroes Chicago

To celebrate bringing more comfort, more convenience and reduced climate change impact to the Chicago area, Sealed has partnered with WGN Chicago and Lou Manfredini to find a single-family homeowner from the Chicago area that deserves a comfortable and energy efficient home. In the past two years essential workers have gone above and beyond to keep us healthy, our kids in school, and our communities functioning. Our hardest workers deserve to enjoy all of the comforts of home, and reduce their energy use.

The winner will receive a whole home comfort makeover including upgrades like insulation, HVAC, and smart home tech. These upgrades can reduce your home’s energy waste by up to 50%, make your house warmer in winter, cooler in summer, and will balance out uneven temperatures all year round. The project will be installed by a top rated local contractor. Friends, family and neighbors can nominate an essential worker in their lives or they can nominate themselves at sealed.com/hero from June 30 to July 31. Details and official terms are available at sealed.com/hero.

About Sealed:

Sealed is a climate tech company on a mission to stop home energy waste and electrify all homes. Sealed designs, manages and finances home weatherization and electrification projects, making it easy and affordable for people to be more comfortable while using less energy. Our proven holistic approach can reduce energy use by 50% and take a home completely off of fossil fuels with upgrades like high-performance insulation, air sealing, and heat pump HVAC. Our expert team designs the right solution, matches top-rated local contractors, and manages the project start to finish. Sealed covers the upfront costs, and we’re accountable to impact: if we don’t cut energy waste, we don’t get paid. Sealed is venture backed and based in New York City. Learn more at sealed.com.

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