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Cold? Maximize Your Home’s Heating Efficiency

Winter is approaching and it is that time of year your monthly utility expenses will start to creep up, extra layers of clothing will become necessary and chilly rooms in your home might be your reality. If the insulation in your home isn’t up to snuff, you should consider contacting a contractor for an inspection because you will be putting more money back in your pocket instead of just turning up your thermostat. Proper insulation is the key to keeping your heating costs under control.

If you live in an older home that has ‘personality,’ most likely your walls and floors have started to settle and sag over time and many older attics don’t have any sort of insulation at all. The heated air in your home is still forced into areas, such as your un-insulated attic, pushing the hot air right outside. Have you contractor check the R-value in your insulation material, which is the resistance to the flow of heat. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation. Verify that it reflects your region’s climate standards and your existing heating equipment.

Take a look at the doors and windows in your home for gaps. Seal anything that needs attention, otherwise you are just heating the neighborhood. We recommend using Energy Star® sealing materials to have the best bet of sealing gaps. The ducts and vents in your home lose about 20% of the heat pushed through them. That is not a direct reflection of your furnace, but rather the leaks and failing seals that exist around them. Turn your furnace on high heat to uncover these issues following the duct work system in your home.

Blinds on your windows can actually help increase the insulation in your home. Shades made from one-piece materials are made to trap energy in. Drawing these types of shades on colder nights will save you as much energy as in-floor insulation and you will definitely notice a difference.

Having a home performance test can identify areas for improvement in your home. Areas that they are able to check more easily than doing it yourself are the walls between your home & garage as well as your attic. Here at Lindus Construction, we have expert home installation technicians that will use our special diagnostic tools to pinpoint all the hidden air leaks in your home and properly seam them for maximum saving and comfort. We offer spray foam, blow-in cellulose & fiberglass insulation to fit the needs of all of our customers.

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Delivering exceptional service is our No. 1 priority. Read these happy reviews from homeowners who were blown away by their home improvement experience with Lindus Construction.

"Service and work were excellent; thank you!"

Ron B.
Burnsville, MN
January 19, 2023

"The technician worked very efficiently and put in long hours to get the job done. Excellent work and we were very grateful."

Pam L.
Oakdale, MN
January 12, 2023

"I have used Lindus in the past and they once again, gave me excellent service. They stand behind their products and service. I have referred them to many friends."

Susan B.
St. Paul, MN
January 6, 2023

"We have had them do work at our home before and at my parents' house. They did great work!"

Sue R..
St. Croix Falls, WI
January 3, 2023

"The two young men that did the install were great.  They were personal and appeared very conscientious."

Jim H.
St. Anthony, MN
December 30, 2022

"Always polite and considerate. Last inspection was a quality control and I was impressed with him and his thorough inspection. Great job!"

Irene S.
Bloomington, MN
December 20, 2022

"We had a great experience with Lindus. The communication has been great. When I had a question I received a return email or phone call quickly. When Lindus employees were at our home, they explained what they were doing in great detail, my questions were always satisfactory answered. I will gladly continue to refer Lindus to friends and neighbors."

Roger D.
Shoreview, MN
November 29, 2022

"I highly recommend Lindus Construction. I have used them for three projects over the last few years and they are easy to contact, the people are friendly and they do very high quality work. Don’t hesitate to use Lindus for your next project."

Darrell M.
Lino Lakes, MN
June 9, 2022
Complimentary Estimates. We Are Also Offering A No-Charge Heat Map Analysis With Insulation Estimates Through February 28th.
Some restrictions may apply. Call for details.
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