A certain amount of airflow throughout your home is important. It helps to circulate the air and keep it from getting stuffy while moving allergens and disease-causing microbes from settling in your house. However, too much airflow can have a negative impact on your home and your finances. At St. Louis Insulation, we offer air sealing services in Edwardsville to help keep the seals on your home tight where they need to be. If you haven’t done air sealing at your home, keep reading for things you’re missing out on.
Lower heating and cooling bills
If too much air is escaping or entering your home, your HVAC system will have to work harder than it should to keep up. This means that warm air is escaping during the winter and cool air escapes during the summer because of the positive pressure that builds up in your home. With air sealing services, you won’t lose nearly as much of your conditioned air so your HVAC system will have an easier time keeping the temperature where you want it.
Better indoor air quality
If you’ve noticed that your allergies seem to be acting up more while you’re indoors or everybody in your house can’t seem to get over a lingering cold, it could be because you need air sealing. Air must be allowed to flow through your house, but too much airflow will bring in allergens, bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that can make you and your family ill. Sealing air leaks prevents this from happening and you can live a healthier life while at home.
No water damage
Cracks in your insulation or foundation are places where moisture will work its way into your home. Whether it’s in the form of rain or condensation, water can cause major damage to the structure of your home. Water that’s allowed to sit in your walls without being cleaned up can cause thousands of dollars in water damage to the framing. In addition to your insulation, drywall, cabinets, and electrical wiring being damaged to the point of needing to be replaced, mold can grow and cause more health problems for your family.
Your home is as much of a source of food, water, and shelter for bugs as it is you. This is why they want to come inside your home. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much more than a tiny crack for them to make their way in. This can be as minor as a single cricket wandering into your kitchen or as severe as a cockroach infestation. Sealing off openings to the inside of your home with air sealing services is a great way to keep bugs out of your house.
If you’ve ever driven down the road with a car window that’s put down a tiny crack, you know how much louder it gets inside your car. The same is true with your home. Minor cracks in your siding or windows that aren’t fully sealed around the outside can let in a significant amount of noise from your neighborhood. Close up those openings with air sealing and enjoy some quiet time indoors.
Reach out to book an appointment
Don’t wait on getting air sealing done for your home, get in touch to book your appointment with our team at St. Louis Insulation. We’ll come to your house and show you areas where air sealing services in Edwardsville can help you. Give us a call today at 314-334-0153 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to working with you.