Air Sealing

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Air Sealing

Does your home feel drafty or cold in the winter? It could be outside air leaking in. An important step in improving your southeast Wisconsin home's energy efficiency is to seal the tiny gaps and cracks that can rob you of energy dollars and prevent home heat loss. As part of your home energy assessment, Wisconsin Home Improvement uses a blower door test in addition to infrared thermal imaging and diagnostics to identify where you home is leaking air.

Where Is Air Leakage Occurring in Your Home?

In most homes, there are air leaks in a number of places — both along the home’s exterior and throughout its interior. Air leakage is most commonly found in:

  • Exterior walls

  • Attics

  • Electrical fixtures

  • Wire penetrations

  • Basements and crawlspaces

  • Windows and doors

  • Forced air ductwork

Signs Your Home Needs Air Sealing

Air leaks are often tiny holes and cracks, so you can’t always see them. However, there are a few telltale signs that indicate your home has air leaks. If you experience any of the following in your home, now’s the time to schedule professional air sealing.

  • You have rooms that are drafty.

  • Some areas of your home are especially hot or cold.

  • Your heating and air conditioning bills are high.

  • There is excess dust, especially in rooms located below the attic.

Boost Comfort & Increase Insulation Performance with Air Sealing

Air leakage can account for as much as a 30% loss in energy — both in winter and summer — by allowing conditioned indoor air to leak out and outside air to leak in. It also undermines the effective of your insulation and allows outside contaminants like pollen, dirt, and excess moisture to seep in, harming your home’s indoor air quality.

To eliminate air leakage, improve the effectiveness of your insulation, and enhance indoor air quality, you need comprehensive air sealing. Once the team at Wisconsin Home Improvement has evaluated your home for leaks, we’ll air seal throughout and recommend solutions like ventilation to keep your home healthy and energy efficient.

The benefits you can expect after professional air sealing include:

Greater Home Comfort

By preventing drafts and helping your insulation do its job to stabilize temperatures throughout your home, you’ll be more comfortable whether it’s cold or hot outside.

Lowered Air Conditioning & Heating Bills

Since you won’t be bothered by drafts or temperature differences, your home’s air conditioning and heating systems won’t have to work as hard to keep you comfortable. This will result in decreased energy use and ultimately lower bills month after month.

Improved Indoor Air Quality

Air sealing prevents moisture and pollution from making its way into your home. This reduces the chances for mold growth and other indoor air quality issues, so you and your family can breathe easier.

Improve Your Home with Our Wide Range of Services

Wisconsin Home Improvement offers professional home performance audits, air sealing, and a wide range of related services to keep your home comfortable, healthy, and efficient. Our services include:

  • Air Sealing
    The gaps and cracks illuminated by the infrared thermal imaging will be sealed to keep outside air from seeping in.

  • Duct Sealing
    We’ll seal your ductwork to keep allergens, dust, and other contaminants from circulating through your home. Once your ductwork is sealed, we can also add insulation to your ductwork in basements and attics to conserve energy and allow your home's HVAC systems to function properly.

  • Wall Sealing
    We’ll seal air leaks around windows and doors, electrical outlets, vents, and more and install new insulation as needed — either dense-pack cellulose/fiberglass or spray foam — to improve home comfort and efficiency.

  • Attic Ventilation
    We’ll install ventilation in the attic to prevent ice dams in the winter and vent out excess heat in the summer. This is especially important for well sealed homes.

  • Kitchen & Bath Exhaust Ducting
    Often, we see kitchen and bathroom ductwork that is improperly installed or that vents air within the home rather than outside. We’ll correct and properly seal these ventilation ducts to prevent moisture buildup and mold.

Improve your home affordably today with professional air sealing. Call 262.345.9922 or contact us to schedule a consultation!

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