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Homeowners often notice drafty windows and uncomfortable rooms in the winter. While you can’t control Mother Nature, you can take steps to investigate and fix these issues.
4 Reasons Why Your Home Energy Efficiency Is Lacking In The Winter
1. Not Enough Attic Air Sealing
Air sealing in an attic plugs up air leaks that are causing strain on your home’s HVAC system. The goal of air sealing an attic is to get an attic temperature as close to the outdoors as possible.
Bonus Read: Four Places That Benefit From Attic Air Sealing
2. Lackluster Home Insulation
Signs of poor attic insulation can include ice dams, high energy bills, and cold rooms. In Minnesota and Wisconsin, the recommended home insulation R-value is 60.
3. Badly Installed Windows
Bad house windows often have condensation. This can be due to improper installation or seal failure. It’s also a problem if double hung windows are turned and installed as sliding windows. This compromises the energy efficiency of the windows.
4. Worn-Out Weather-Stripping On Old Windows
When weather-stripping wears out on older windows, cold air can enter the home. This can create elevated energy costs because of the strain it puts on your home’s heating system.
Create An Action Plan With A Heat Map Analysis
Many insulation contractor services offer a complimentary heat map analysis. This energy audit can analyze all aspects of a home’s energy use. Areas of interest include a home’s insulation, ventilation, and air movement. Diagnostic tools utilized can include blower doors, infrared imaging, and smoke sticks. These tools give insulation services the information needed to create an action plan.
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Tips For Hiring An Insulation Contractor
- Read their online reviews.
- Speak with their past customers.
- Get references from your local homebuilder’s association.
- Steer clear of any home insulation services that won’t perform a visual attic inspection.
Reliable Insulation Contractors Ready To Equip Your Home
We’ve been the premier insulation contractor in Western WI and the Twin Cities since 1979. Lindus Construction is proud to hold an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Our home insulation services come with a lifetime workmanship guarantee. We offer a complimentary energy audit to show where your home is losing energy. Contact us today if you have questions or to get a complimentary estimate.