Why Air Seal

Sealing and insulating the "envelope" or "shell" of your home — its outer walls, ceiling, windows, doors, and floors — is often the most cost-effective way to improve energy efficiency and comfort. ENERGY STAR estimates that a knowledgeable homeowner or skilled contractor can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs (or up to 10% on their total annual energy bill) by sealing and insulating. Weatherization Services LLC, a Milwaukee Insulation Contractor, will use the right tools and knowledge to locate these leaks and seal them up properly.

To Seal and Insulate:

  • Seal air leaks throughout the home to stop drafts.
  • Add insulation to block heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer.
  • Choose ENERGY STAR qualified windows when replacing windows.

Sealing Leaks

Many air leaks and drafts are easy to find because they are easy to feel — like those around windows and doors. But holes hidden in attics, basements, and crawlspaces are usually bigger problems. Sealing these leaks with caulk, spray foam, or weather stripping will have a great impact on improving your comfort and reducing utility bills.

Homeowners are often concerned about sealing their house too tightly; however, this is very unlikely in older homes. A certain amount of fresh air is needed for good indoor air quality, and there are specifications that set the minimum amount of fresh air needed for a house. If you are concerned about how tight your home is, hire a contractor, such as Weatherization Services LLC, a Milwaukee Insulation Contractor, who can use diagnostic tools to measure your home's actual leakage. If your home is too tight, a fresh air ventilation system may be recommended.

After your home sealing project, Weatherization Services LLC, a Milwaukee Insulation Contractor, will check to make sure that your combustion appliances (gas- or oil-fired furnace, water heater, and dryer) are venting properly.

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