- Home Performance Audit
- Insulation For Existing Homes
- Indoor Air Quality
- Air Sealing
- New Construction & Remodeling
Professional air sealing keeps the unconditioned, outdoor air from infiltrating your living space. 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:
Basements and crawlspaces
Windows and doors
Forced air ductwork
Not every air leak in your home is visible to the naked eye. The home performance specialists at Wisconsin Home Improvement use infrared cameras and blower door tests to locate each and every hole and gap:
With a blower door test, all of the doors and windows of your home are shut, and a large temporary fan is attached to the front door. This fan creates a negative pressure inside of your home, and gives your WHI technician a reading of exactly how air tight your home is.
An infrared camera uses heat mapping to show exactly where your home is hot and cold. This informs your technician exactly what kind of holes and gaps to seal, and where they are.
Air leakage can account for as much as 30% of the energy loss in your home. 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.
With less unconditioned air leaking into your home, your heating and cooling equipment uses much less energy to keep your home cozy in the winter, and cool in the summer. This in turn lowers your energy bills, and reduces the wear and tear that your furnace and air conditioner incur through each Wisconsin season.
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.