What is an air leak? Simple, air leaks are all over your home and can end up costing you lots of money and make for an uncomfortable home. The draft(s) you feel during the winter are caused by these tiny air leaks in your home. Where to look for these air leaks?
Blower Door Test – Air Leak Test: For an accurate measurement of air leakage in your home, hire a qualified technician to conduct an energy audit. Typically these are completed using a blower door the depressurizes the home, revealing the locations of many air leaks that may go unnoticed to the naked eye.
Thermal Gun: Using a thermal gun to detect cold spots in your house is also another good method in finding attic air leaks and other poor performing areas.
Inspect for Gaps, Cracks, & Holes: Inspect your home for cracks and holes that penetrate through your ceiling into the attic. These are a variety of sizes and the major reason for a leaky house.
Seal Air Leaks: The gaps and cracks are typically sealed with a caulk or spray foam insulation from inside the attic.
Hire a Professional Insulator: Most existing homes are in need of a attic insulation and air sealing tune up that requires professional service and equipment. Find a quality and trusted insulation contractor to handle your project.
Our attic air sealing and insulation projects have seen great success in saving homeowners money short-term and long-term.
Short-Term: Our project qualify for energy rebate programs set up by local energy providers. We qualify for Center Point, Xcel Energy, and Minnesota Energy Resources insulation rebate programs that put money back in your pocket upon completion.
Long-Term: Our projects have quantifiable metrics that show improvement to your home’s performance. We run a pre & post blower door test to measure the improvements made on your home. You’ll notice a more comfortable home and lower energy bills during the intense winter/summer months.
You deserve a BPI certified insulation installer for your property. You'll be eligible for all MN Insulation Rebate programs and experience top-notch service on your insulation project. You'll notice a big improvement in your energy bills and comfort level!