Air Sealing

Professional Air Sealing in Greater Birmingham, Pelham and Helena, AL

Watch this video to see how air sealing and insulating your home can increase energy efficiency.

Benefits of our air sealing services:

  • Air sealing can reduce heating & cooling costs by an average of 15 percent (based on EPA estimates).
  • Your home's air leakage can be accurately measured during our blower door test.
  • Air sealing is a "once-and-done" repair.
  • Improved indoor air quality.
  • Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Company uses special equipment to identify even the small, less obvious leaks.
  • Comprehensive inspections and FREE estimates.

Improve the comfort of your home with our air sealing services

Sealing air leaks in your home is a simple, cost-effective way to lower heating and cooling costs, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Heat can find its way out of the home through a wide variety of gaps, cracks, and holes in all parts of the house. With our blower door test and home energy audit, we can quantify how much air is leaking out of your house and pinpoint the leaks.

From the attic to the basement, Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Company can locate and seal air leaks all throughout the home. If you're interested in having us diagnose your home, call or e-mail us today! We proudly offer our services in Mt. Brook, Birmingham, Homewood and many areas throughout Alabama.

Common sources of air leakage

Air sealing targets common locations where air leaks occur in a house:

  • Plumbing and wiring penetrations through floors, walls and ceilings
  • Around chimney passes
  • Attic access hatches, doors and drop-down stairs
  • Around recessed lights and fans
  • Around windows and exterior doors
  • Cracks, gaps & holes in drywall or plaster
  • Around electrical outlets and switches
  • Sump pump holes
  • Bath fans
  • Leaky basement windows
  • Rim joists in the basement or crawl space

Before and After
  • Pull Down Stair Hatch Cover Moody, AL
    Before
    Pull Down Stair Hatch Cover Moody, AL
    After

    Client in Moody, AL had no insulation around their stairs which. This caused problems for the residents of the home because the lack of insualtion allowed heated or cooled air to escape up into the attic, so the home was not able to efficiently heat or cool. We were able to add insulation to help with drafts and make their home more energy efficient and comfortable.  

  • Attic Stair Cover in Birmingham, AL
    Before
    Attic Stair Cover in Birmingham, AL
    After

    This home had a living space that was stuffy and comfortable. After examining the home, we discovered that the source of the problem was their attic air was dropping into their living space. To solve this issue, we installed a strir cover to insulate and prevent attic air from leaking into the home's living space. Now this home is cool and comfortable!

  • Attic Renovation Hoover, AL
    Before
    Attic Renovation Hoover, AL
    After

    This Hoover home's attic was in need of insulation to make the home more energy efficient and comfortable. To fix the problem we added insulated covers over all the recessed can lights in the attic, then we sealed all wire and plumbing penetrations in the attic with one part foam. We then used two part spray foam insulation to coat the attic duct system which seals any air leaks and better insulates the duct work. Afterwards we installed a two foot wide plywood walkway with dams on each side to hold back the insulation. Last but not least we sprayed in new cellulose insulation to bring the R value up to a R-49. This was a hefty attic rennovation, but now the home is more comfortable and energy efficient than ever!

  • Attic Sealing and Insulation in Birmingham, AL
    Before
    Attic Sealing and Insulation in Birmingham, AL
    After

    This Birmingham's home attic was not properly insulated, causing the air from the attic to leak into the living room. This prevented the living room from properly cooling and feeling comfortable. We replaced the old insulation in the attic with new cellulose insulatiom, and a silver glow foam board to insulate the knee walls and gable verticle walls. Not only does this home's attic look much better, but is is now more energy efficient and will save the homeowners in energy costs.

     

  • Attic Before & After in a Hoover, AL Home
    Before
    Attic Before & After in a Hoover, AL Home
    After

    This Hoover ohme's attic was preventing the houwse from feeling as comfortable as it could due to its lack of insulation. To solve the problem, attic wire and plumbing penetrations were sealed with one part spray foam, duct work was spray foamed with two part foam insulation. We then install a two foot wide plywood walk way with plywood dams to hold back insulation. Last, we blew in new Cellulose insulation to brint the R value up to an R-49. Now this home is energy efficient and comfortable!

Air sealing and insulation go hand-in-hand

It's important to note that neither insulation or air sealing alone are enough to reduce heat flow. Air sealing should always be done before insulation is installed. 

As part of our air sealing strategy, we typically air seal the attic first since this is where the most significant leakage occurs. The basement and crawl space areas are our second priority. Air sealing these spaces eliminates a major source of cold air infiltration.

Fiberglass insulation is too light to stop air leakage, however, spray foam insulation can effectively reduce air leakage. Air sealing and insulation upgrades from Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Company can possibly cut your heating and cooling costs in half.

Start saving energy and money with an air-sealing upgrade

Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Company technicians can perform a second blower door test when the air sealing work is done. The lower leakage rating confirms that you have a more airtight home, with enhanced energy performance, greater comfort, and lasting savings on your heating and cooling bills.

Don't let anymore of your conditioned air escape from your home! Call 1-855-437-9328 or contact us online to schedule a free inspection of home insulation and an air sealing cost estimate. We also offer a comprehensive home energy audit. We are your trusted air sealing and insulation contractor serving Birmingham, Mt. Brook, Homewood, Vestavia hills, Vestavia, Gardendale, Hoover, Trussville, Hueytown, Chelsea and the surrounding areas!

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Our Locations:

Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Company
520 8th St S
Birmingham, AL 35233
1-205-224-0828
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