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Improve Your Home's Energy Efficiency by Identifying Hidden Air Leaks
Many homeowners believe that windows and doors are the primary culprits for heating and cooling issues in their homes. However, hidden air leaks from cracks, chases, and penetrations can contribute significantly, equivalent to one or two open windows.
Air leaks can cause a variety of problems in your home, with some houses losing 30% to 50% of their heat due to these leaks. Identifying and addressing these issues can vastly improve your home's energy efficiency.
At Home Star Iowa, we utilize cutting-edge diagnostic technology to detect and document hidden air leaks in your home, going beyond a mere visual assessment. Our comprehensive report details our findings and provides tailored recommendations for both low-cost adjustments and larger upgrades to enhance your home's energy efficiency.
Blower Door Testing for Airflow Analysis
Our blower door testing service allows us to measure airflow and determine the heat or cooling loss in your home. We can pinpoint specific problem areas and identify where air sealing would be most effective, as well as when your home requires additional mechanical ventilation.
Carbon Monoxide Testing for Safety
Carbon monoxide, even in small amounts, can lead to severe health problems. Our trained professionals at Home Star Iowa can assess the safety and efficiency of your combustion equipment, including appliances, water heaters, gas ranges, space heaters, furnaces, and boilers.
Leak Detection with Thermal Imaging
Our team at Home Star Iowa employs thermal imaging technology to uncover air leaks and insulation vulnerabilities hidden behind your home's walls. Additionally, we conduct a static pressure test to detect installation issues or obstructions within your air ducts, as air lost during transit from your HVAC system to your living space can be substantial.
If you're interested in testing your home for air leaks and improving your home's energy efficiency, Contact us today!