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Professional Air Sealing and Weatherization In St. Louis

Air SealingDuring the summer and winter months it can be very easy for your energy bills to become more expensive. One of the main culprits of this is air leaks. Air leakage happens throughout the home as the freshly heated or cooled air slips through cracks, joints, and other openings throughout your house. This process forces your heating and cooling system to work harder and will make your home uncomfortable during the winter and summer months.

Our team at Greenmark Home Performance specializes in finding the sources of these air leaks in your home and providing complete air sealing services. Our experts can help you eliminate leaks and make your home more comfortable, and by association more energy efficient.

How Air Sealing Makes Your Home More Energy Efficient

When it comes to air leaks, it is very rare that you will find a home that has already been properly sealed. So why is that? the answer is actually very simple — this is the way homes are built. Every joint where the walls and floors meet, every screw or nail hole, and every hole made for plumbing and electrical creates gaps that allow air to enter and exit your home.

In a home with poor air sealing, the hot air will move from the warmer area to the coolest area. This is the same for both warm air escaping your home during the winter and warm air entering your home during the summer. When this happens, it causes temperature fluctuations throughout your home causing your HVAC system to work twice as long to keep the home comfortable.

Having air sealing performed by our team in your home can stop the loss or gain of warm air in your home. No matter the season, summer or winter, our air sealing services will allow your home to stay comfortable. This in turn also affects the energy efficiency of your home, as your HVAC system will not have to work as long or hard to keep your home at the correct temperature. Saving you money in the long run.

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How To detect Air Leaks

It is important for you to hire our professional energy audit experts in order to pinpoint all the areas of air loss in your home. However, there are a few things that you can check on your own, including the following:

Outside the Home

Check for gaps or cracks in the following:

  • Exterior corners
  • Water faucets
  • Siding
  • Chimney
  • Foundation walls

Outside the Home

Check for gaps or cracks in the following:

  • Outlets
  • Window and door frames
  • Baseboards
  • Switchplates
  • Electrical and gas furnace entrances
  • Dampers
  • Vents
  • Spot where cable or Internet wires enter the home

Where In Your Home Needs Air Sealing

When identifying air sealing problems in a house, there are generally three separate areas where air leakage is the biggest problem:

Attics: Most air leaks out of your home through the attic, more so than any other area in your home. This is because warm air naturally rises, and attics are typically under-insulated and full of gaps and cracks. This allows the air you’re paying to heat or cool, to escape the house.

Basements and Crawlspaces: When air leaks out of the house, it is usually replaced by air being sucked in from one of the lower levels of your home. By air sealing your basement or crawlspace, you can prevent unwanted cold or humid air from entering your home.

Ducts: One of the largest sources of air leaks is actually your ducting system. Leaky ducts allow conditioned air to escape before it reaches the rooms in your home. This can also pull in unconditioned air from your basement or attic, depending on where your ducts are. This causes your HVAC system to run longer to bring your rooms to the desired temperature.

Improve Your Home Efficiency and Comfort Home Air Sealing Services in St. Louis

If you believe you are leaking air from your home, contact our experts today. We can help you determine where the sources of your air leaks are and can help you make your home more energy efficient in the process. Contact us online or by calling us at 314-845-9144 to schedule an appointment.

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