Is your side wall ready for winters?
With mercury hitting new lows everyday in Iowa, insulating your home for winters is a top priority for every home-owner.
A cold and dreary home makes life dull and has a negative effect on the mindset of it’s residents.
There are some sure shot ways to make your home cozier and more life in winter months more comfortable.
Read more to know more home insulation tips for winters.
1. Check on that insulation
Green fiber cellulose insulation and fibreglass blown insulation provide a great thermal barrier which meets highest air quality standards and does not settle over time. It is the best way to seal air leaks between your living space and the attic. A good quality ceiling insulation helps in retaining heat, reducing noises and even prevents the spread of fire.
Attic Solutions Iowa provide the best insulation services near you. Visit us to get the free estimate.
2. Side Wall Insulation
Statistically speaking, around 35% of all heat loss in a home occurs through the side walls. It happens due to heat loss through conduction or physical contact since a home’s side walls are in direct physical contact with the colder temperatures outside. If side walls are not insulated properly, the heat energy inside your house is continuously lost by conduction through the side walls.
Highly trained staff of Attic Solutions Iowa use premium quality fiberglass side wall insulation which is densely packed into the wall cavities under the siding. The wall cavities are filled to give reduced sound transference with consistent room temperatures.
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3. Air movement
Moving air feels colder against our skin and that is why fans are used in the summers. In the winters, moving air can infiltrate your homes.
On an average, a typical home loses about half its air every hour, and that amount can increase when outdoor temperatures are extremely cold and the wind is blowing. In this scenario, the best way to prevent that from happening is to minimize air leaks. Air leaks in your home can be detected easily with a blower door test, which is typically conducted by an energy auditor. The most common spots air leaks occur:
Penetrations and cracks around windows and doors
Exterior cracks in brickwork and siding
Plumbing and wiring penetrations from the exterior to the interior of the home
Mail slots or pet doors
Weatherproofing old windows for winters and winter proofing windows and doors can save a lot of energy and minimise your electricity bills.
4. Use warm lighting
Small and inexpensive steps like swapping those cold bulbs with warm bulbs, use string lights and leaving a low wattage night light on all the times will surly make your home cozy and inviting.
Home furnishings like thick drapes on the windows, rugs and carpets on the floor and hanging artwork and mirrors on the wall also make the home warmer and add an element of joy to your home.
Seal off the fire- place when not in use.