Improve Your Middleton, WI, Home’s Energy Efficiency With Professional Air Sealing
As energy prices continue to climb, keeping your home’s energy efficiency in mind is more important than ever. You probably already know that the right windows and proper insulation can work wonders, but did you know that your home may still be leaking air through tiny gaps, cracks, and holes? At Larson Home Services, we can find and seal these escape routes and make your Middleton, Wisconsin, home airtight. With professional air sealing, your home will be more comfortable—and you may even see as much as 15% savings in your energy bills.
Common Sources of Air Leaks
While air leaks can pop up almost anywhere in your home, our air sealing professionals know that there are a few common locations where we tend to find them. Some of the most common spots include:
- Bath fans
- Around electrical outlets and switches
- Plumbing and wiring penetrations through floors, walls and ceilings
- Around chimney passes
- Attic access hatches, doors and drop-down stairs
- Around recessed lights and fans
- Around windows and exterior doors
- Cracks, gaps and holes in drywall or plaster
- Sump pump holes
- Leaky basement windows
- Rim joists in the basement or crawl space
We start by performing a blower test that provides a leakage ranking for your home. This is our baseline. Our strategy to eliminate your air leaks, usually starts with your attic. First, we’ll check for leaks and air seal your attic, followed by your basement or crawl space. These are major sources of heat transfer. Then, we’ll move on to the rest of your home. Once we are done, we’ll perform a blower test that will show us your new leakage rating. Our goal is to make your home as airtight as possible so your insulation can work optimally.
To learn more about how professional air sealing can benefit your Middleton, WI, home, contact Larson Home Services today.