Have you ever noticed that a plumber drills a 2” hole, for a 1” pipe, and an electrician drills a 1” hole for a small wire? All these holes are open to your crawlspace and attic! What about those exhaust fans in your bathrooms? Like recessed light fixtures, exhaust fans are a huge source of uncontrolled air infiltration. Did you know that in the average U.S. home, 35% of the total heating and cooling load is for outside air infiltration?
Your home will enjoy healthier indoor air quality – it will be cleaner, quieter and safer, and your rooms may enjoy more consistent temps with your thermostat. The sensation of drafts in the home is subjective, but you can expect reasonable improvements when our air-sealing services are combined with adding insulation. Finally, you'll see a dramatic gain in energy efficiency the next time your monthly utility bill arrives.
Air sealing is part of our exacting prep work before we upgrade your insulation. That’s why we’re always educating homeowners – after insulation is added, it’s too late to effectively airseal.
Some insulation is better at air sealing than others – spray foam insulation is absolutely the best at air sealing. For loose-fill insulation, cellulose insulation is absolutely the best at air sealing due to its high density.
Our Atlanta insulation specialists install Applegate cellulose insulation and Lapolla spray foam insulation. We do not install fiberglass insulation, as a rule. Fiberglass is a light-density, porous material.
Every house suffers from the stack effect, which means cooler moist air below is being drawn upward to replace drier, warmer air leaving your attic. Where do you think the air comes from to replace this lost interior air? Outside air is drawn into your home from your basement or crawlspace, attic, and around windows and doors, electric outlets on outside walls, framing gaps and fireplaces.
Trespassing air brings drafts, dust, outdoor temperatures and moisture that your heating and air conditioning system must constantly overcome. In multi-story houses, and in winter conditions, when inside temps differ greatly from outside temps, the dreaded stack effect increases!
One of the reasons Bird Family Insulation has 100% customer satisfaction is that we never insulate a house without air sealing it first! To simply “add some insulation to my attic” may leave you falling short of your goals.
When you choose the Bird Family Insulation pros, you are assured that we will SEAL your home correctly! Let’s get started. (404) 666-8160