Many people are learning of the benefits of weatherization for their home. Ensuring all of the walls, foundation, attic/roof and crawl spaces are properly insulated is one of the best ways to make your home more energy efficient and greatly reduce heating and cooling costs.
Insulation reduces the heat flowing out of your home during the winter months. Ensuring that your home is properly insulated will help your save energy when the temperatures drop. Be sure to check the insulation in your attic. In older homes, this can be the most cost-efficient way to cut home heating costs. Prior to energy efficiency standards, homes were often built with little or no insulation. As a result, large amounts of heat is lost through walls, floors, and ceilings. Green choices of insulation for you to choose from include; Cellulose (recycled paper product), and Two Part Foam (sustainable product made partly from soy bean oil – instead of petroleum products).
Ask MadCity Environmental which type of insulation is best for your home!
Contact us at 608.480.0367 for more information today.
A MadCity Environmental Specialist will use thermography to track the air movement throughout the building as a tool to help detect heat losses and air leakage in building envelopes. All deficiencies will be corrected using all methods available including but not limited to: lighting retro efficiencies, energy management, and control system installs.
Contact us at 608.480.0367 for more information today.
Reducing air leakage in your home saves money and energy.
Reducing heating and cooling costs all year.
What does this mean for you…?
With the steadfast changes in our midwest weather it is important to keep up good maintenance on all of your buildings, whether it’s at your home and/or business.
• Save money and energy by air sealing your house.
• Caulking and weatherstripping are effective ways of sealing your home.
Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less. Caulk is generally used for cracks and openings between stationary house components such as around door and window frames, and weatherstripping is used to seal components that move, such as doors and operable windows.
Special thanks to Energy.gov for good article information.
Air leakage occurs when outside air enters and conditioned air leaves your house uncontrollably through cracks and openings. It is unwise to rely on air leakage for ventilation. During cold or windy weather, too much air may enter the house. When it’s warmer and less windy, not enough air may enter, which can result in poor indoor air quality. Air leakage also contributes to moisture problems that can affect occupants’ health and the structure’s durability. An added benefit is that sealing cracks and openings reduces drafts and cold spots, improving comfort.
The recommended strategy is to reduce air leakage as much as possible and to provide controlled ventilation as needed. Before air sealing, you should first:
• Detect air leaks
• Assess your ventilation needs for indoor air quality.
Note that air sealing alone doesn’t eliminate the need for PROPER INSULATION to reduce heat flow through the building envelope. We will discuss insulation in our next post.
To helping customers with: Attic Condensation, Mold and Mildew, Rotten Wood, Ice Damming and other hidden problems.
Why you need to know: Moisture related problems can lead to premature roof failure… before the warranty expires. This means financial penalties and very unhappy customers. Replacing the wood does not solve the problem.
How to prevent and correct the problems: Contact MadCity Environmental at (608) 480-0367. We’ve solved roof and attic problems for roofers just like you and customers just like yours.
Many people are learning of the benefits of weatherization for their home. Ensuring all of the walls, foundation, attic/roof and crawl spaces are properly insulated is one of the best ways to make your home more energy efficient and greatly reduce heating and cooling costs. Green choices of insulation for you to choose from include; Cellulose (recycled paper product), and Two Part Foam (sustainable product made partly from soy bean oil). Be sure to ask your MadCity Environmental consultant which type of insulation is best for your project.
Here in Madison, we think a lot about energy bills and ways to save both energy and money. MadCity Environmental is here to assist you in the maintenance and upkeep of your home. We will provide you with seasonal tips and articles containing important homeowner information. What you can do now to prevent repairs later, performing these important maintenance tasks can prevent costly repairs and alert you to developing problems.
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Top to bottom; our contractors are trained to identify the cause of problems or potential problems in your home and provide you with solutions. All projects focus on improving multiple aspects of your home including; comfort, safety, durability, greater energy efficiency and resale value. We strive to expertly and quickly returning properties damaged by water, sewer, fire or mold to pre-loss condition.
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Once all work is completed, we’ll follow-up with a post-performance evaluation and inspection, to ensure you are totally satisfied and that things have changed for the better.
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