Air Sealing in Kalamazoo and the Surrounding Areas
Most homeowners in Western Michigan understand that their home’s insulation can affect their comfort and their energy bills, but did you know about the air sealing benefits available to your Grand Rapids, Holland, or Kalamazoo home?
Reducing the amount of air movement through the building materials that make up your building envelope—often through tiny cracks, gaps, and air leaks in your home—is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, increase comfort, improve durability, and create a healthier indoor environment. While there’s a significant difference between the professional, comprehensive air sealing techniques that WMGB uses on your home and DIY projects such as caulking and weather-stripping, all air sealing can help make your home more energy efficient.
Air Leakage Can Lead to More Than Just a High Energy Bill
Air leakage and ventilation are not really the same thing. Venting air in a correct and controlled way can help aid your home’s energy health. Uncontrolled air leakage in winter can lead to ice dams which can cause thousands of dollars of structural damage to your home and property, not to mention being extremely dangerous. These air holes will get bigger, not smaller over time which means that once the problem starts, it will get worse. That’s why WMGB offers air sealing and insulation in the Kalamazoo area to help your comfort and energy bill needs.
Why Insulation and Air Sealing Work Best Together
Energy waste in a home can be traced back to the movement of heat and air. Insulation does a great job at slowing heat transfer between the inside of your home and the outdoors, but if exposed to air movement, most insulation types quickly lose their effectiveness. That’s why it’s important to air seal at the same time as your insulation replacement (or use spray foam, which acts as both an insulation material and an air barrier).
The cost to air seal your attic at the same time that you remove and replace your old insulation is nothing compared to the enhanced performance, energy savings, and improved comfort you’ll see moving forward.
Air Sealing and IAQ (Indoor Air Quality)
Not only will air sealing help reduce heating and cooling costs for your home and make your house a comfier place to live, but it can help improve the quality of your indoor air by preventing outdoor air pollutants like mold and pollen from entering your house, and helping control humidity levels as well. If you’re interested in insulation and air sealing’s IAQ impacts, WMGB offers more control over your home and a healthier indoor environment for you and your family.
Schedule a Home Energy Audit to Maximize Your Air Sealing Savings
Wondering how to find air leaks in your house, or how to air seal an existing house? If what you’re really interested in is making sure the job is done correctly, call in the home performance professionals.
WMGB Home Improvement performs healthy home assessment and home energy audits for Kalamazoo, Grand Haven, or Grand Rapids homes that help us measure their current energy waste levels. We can even pinpoint the exact areas of a home that could benefit from retrofit work by using advanced building science technology like blower door tests and infrared thermal cameras to calculate how much and where air and heat are moving in and out of your home. With the results of your audit, we’ll offer you our professional advice as to what home improvement upgrades will most benefit you and your family.
Reach Out Today to the Leading Air Sealing Contractor Near You
Contact us today at 616-226-5558 to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate or to find out more about home air sealing service near you in Kalamazoo and the surrounding areas. You can also use our convenient online request form to learn more about our services, including air sealing house costs for you!