Even though it’s still warm outside, any true Chicagoan knows that colder temperatures are just around the corner. Whether your house is prone to ice dams in the winter or you just can’t keep warm in certain areas of your home, ARC Insulation can help you find long-lasting solutions with our comprehensive home performance services. Here are our top 5 tips for preparing your home for winter in Naperville and the surrounding suburbs.
1. Get an Energy Assessment of Your Home
Before starting any home improvement project, the ARC team recommends getting an energy assessment to get a big-picture understanding of your home’s performance. During this in-depth analysis, our team will thoroughly investigate your attic and basement to evaluate your insulation quality and pinpoint any areas of significant air leakage or moisture intrusion. Then, we will show you what we discovered through pictures and videos. From there, we’ll give you a report of our findings so you’ll know exactly what services you should move forward with to increase your home’s energy efficiency and comfort.
2. Get Rid of Moisture & Mold
After a hot and humid summer, it’s not uncommon for mold growth to occur in your Chicagoland home. However, it’s important to get the situation under control as soon as possible before it spreads, causing damage to your home or health risks for your family.
With mold remediation services from ARC Insulation, we’ll not only disinfect the contaminated area for you, but more importantly we will identify the source of the problem and execute a long-lasting solution so that it will not return.
3. Upgrade Your Attic Insulation
Your attic is probably one of the most overlooked areas in your home, but it can play a crucial role in your year-round home comfort and on your energy bills. A poorly insulated attic is prone to what building scientists refer to as the “stack effect” where warm, conditioned air rises and escapes out of your attic, causing inconsistent temperatures, high energy bills, and even ice dams throughout the winter. Upgrading your attic insulation can combat the stack effect and extend the lifespan of your HVAC system PLUS can save you money on your energy bills.
4. Air Seal for Optimized Comfort
When your home has significant air leaks, it becomes susceptible to unwanted airflow. Conditioned air will escape through gaps and cracks, but moisture, pests, and humidity will also come inside and impact your indoor air quality. At ARC Insulation, we combine insulation upgrades with air sealing to maximize your protection from harmful contaminants and your home’s energy efficiency. Also known as weatherization, these services will keep your home comfortable and healthy all winter long.
5. Don’t Forget About Incentives!
As a qualified home performance contractor, ARC Insulation can help you find and qualify for several incentives and rebates for our weatherization services. From federal tax credits to local utility rebates from Nicor Gas, the City of Naperville Electric Utility, People’s Gas, North Shore Gas and more—our team stays up to date on what incentives are available so you can maximize your savings.
ARC Insulation: Your Go-To Insulation Contractor in Chicagoland
After 30 years in business and over 30,000 homes insulated, the entire team at ARC Insulation has dedicated their careers to helping our customers boost their home comfort and health. We utilize building science and a whole home approach to take the guesswork out of your home upgrades, meaning you’ll be more comfortable in an energy efficient home for years to come.
Are you ready to see what ARC Insulation can do for you?