Insulation is not the only way to shore up the energy efficiency of your home of business. There are a myriad of locations in which heat can escape and enter a structure. The number one location for energy compromise are your windows. Caulking and applying transparent film over your windows can significantly increase your home’s energy efficiency. Hot water travels through piping to your kitchen and bathrooms. As it travels, the heat can escape through the pipes. By insulating your pipes, you can reduce the amount of heat that transfers through the metal. As a full service insulation company, Midland Insulation offers weatherization as a bonus service.
If you reside in an older home with single pane windows, weatherization is key. When you touch your windows, they are either hot or cold. This is a key indication that heat transfers through glass easily. One way to reduce the amount of transfer is to properly weatherize your windows. Our experienced contractors can accomplish this by applying caulking around the molding and install a transparent window film. Both treatments prevent heat and cool air from escaping your home. This simple task has the propensity to reduce your utility bills significantly. Additionally, it doesn’t require a lot of time to complete.
Whether you have PVC, copper or steel pipes, heat will transfer. The rate of transfer depends on the substance. You want to make certain that when you turn on the hot water, it is traveling efficiently and swiftly through your piping. Midland’s experienced professionals can apply insulation around your piping in an effort to reduce the rate of heat transfer from your pipes to the atmosphere. Our weatherization techniques are not limited to interior pipes. We also weather strip your outdoor faucets. During the winter months, we turn off the water source, remove any water hoses then drain them for storage.
Weatherizing your Appliances
Old appliances can reduce your business or home’s energy competency. Our contractors can check your electric base load to determine how efficient your electric appliances operate. Additionally, we can install energy conservative light replacements and recommend brands that are conducive to your lifestyle and energy needs. Outdated appliances can emit unhealthy levels of carbon dioxide. It would be our pleasure to analyze the carbon dioxide levels in your home in an effort to make sure your family is safe and secure. Your appliances, piping, windows and doors all work in tandem with your insulation to ensure that your home is as energy efficient as possible.
There is an incredible amount of heat that escapes through your doors. If you don’t believe us, place your hand around the door jam and see for yourself. You will discover that there is a lot of air and heat moving in and out of your home. By applying weather stripping, the doors of your home act as a secure barrier to the elements. This is a simple and quick process that we would be happy to implement for you. Please call us to schedule a complimentary weatherization consultation. We look forward to making your home or office as energy efficient as possible.