AAA Home Insulation has been serving the Windsor Essex county area since 2009. We have insulated 1000s of homes!
AAA Home Insulation has been serving the Windsor, Essex county area for over 12 years. We have Insulated hundreds of homes and have also tested and mitigated hundreds of homes of their high Radon levels. We are a reputable, reliable business who's belief is in our Integrity towards our customers! Our experience in Insulation and Radon mitigation is top knotch!
Insulating your Home will save you money, make your house more sound proof and increase your comfort levels!
Replacing your old Windows will save you energy dollars and beautify your Home! We use highly rated Gentak Windows
Health Canada advises that all homes in Canada should be tested. Radon is the 2nd leading cause of Lung Cancer. Radon is an invisible smell free gas that enters our home through multiple points, including cracks, sump pumps, basement walls and floors and other areas..
Give us a call for more information and to schedule a test.
January/February test special, normal price $129.99, special price $59.99
There are still substantial Government Home Reno Rebates available! sponsored by Union gas for Insulation, windows/doors, furnaces etc.
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We can link you up with a certified energy auditor to answer any questions you may have.
Having proper Insulation levels in your home can greatly benefit you in many ways. First off it can save you energy dollars all year round.
During the winter months a house with proper insulation will keep the heat in your home and will make your heating system more efficient. Even if your furnace is not of a high efficiency, By having your homes thermal envelope insulated well, will allow your furnace to not need to work so hard and so often. The heat that is produced by your existing furnace will become more efficient. and your home will keep a more constant temperature longer.
During the summer months the effect of having a well insulated home will work by keeping the heat outside and not allowing the heat to come in, therefore your air conditioners or central air will not work so hard and not so often.
The second law of thermodynamics says that heat will go to cold, so insulating your home well will allow the heat to stay where it should be, inside in the winter and outside in the summer
Insulation is like wrapping a thermal blanket around your entire home. Its the same as putting a down filled coat on when you go outside on a cold winter day. If you were to go outside during the winter with only a T-shirt on or a spring coat, your body will freeze very quickly, but the down filled coat will keep you warm.
We use cellulose insulation primarily for attics and walls. Cellulose insulation has great advantages over other types of insulations. It is an environmentally friendly product.
We will also use fibreglass insulation in areas where we cannot use cellulose. When we are insulating basements, we can utilize an R12 or R24 fibreglass blanket or frame the basement (2X4 or double 2 X 4) and install either cellulose of fibregalass (depending on customer preference) to achive either R12 or R24 (R refers to resistance)
Give us a call for a no obligation quote and to find out about what Goverment grants are available
AAA Home Insulation is a premier distributor and installer of Gentek Windows and Doors. We have been installing Gentek Products since we started our business in 2008.
Gentek products are made under the highest standards for Energy Star Windows. Gentek Windows use fusion welded technology, are precision built for superior energy saving. All Gentek windows are made for all 4 climate zomes in Canada. They use Low E Argon gas filled glass units and super spaces between the panes. double and triple pane units can be ordered for your home. All Gentek Windows carry many credentials including Energy Star, Window wiss ans are Health Smart window cerified. Gentek Windows come with a lifetime warrenty against defects and seal failure. AAA also covers your windows for a lifetime and include a transferable lifetime warrenty
All of our installers have many years of installation experience, so you can be assured that the installation is according to standard installation methods. All our installations come with a lifetime installation warranty
Radon Testing and the 7 Key Things Every Homeowner Should Know
Radon testing is the only way to know whether your home has high levels of radon, a radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer over time. Here's what you need to know about radon testing and reducing radon levels in your home What is radon? Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that’s produced by decaying uranium. It’s present in nearly all soils, and very low levels of radon are found in the air we breathe every day, according to the American Cancer Society. Why is radon a problem? The problem occurs when radon gas enters your home and gets trapped. Long-term exposure to high levels of radon can cause lung cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that lung cancer caused by radon exposure kills about 21,000 Americans every year. (This may be how this woman got lung cancer at 31-years-old—without ever smoking a cigarette.) How does radon get in your house? The radon gas moves from the soil into a home. Although it can seep directly through pores in concrete, the worst entry points are gaps in walls and floors (see picture above). Any house, of any age, in any state, can have elevated radon levels, the EPA warns. It really depends on the way your specific house interacts with the surrounding soil. Your neighbor’s radon level may differ substantially from yours. Radon poisoning is just one of the ways your house may be making you sick. Testing your home from radon is the only way to know whether your house is safe, according to Family Handymanmagazine, a sister publication of The Healthy.
How do you test your home for radon?
Conduct the test in the lowest livable area of your house that is regularly used 8 to 10 hours per week. Short-term tests: These are useful to see if further testing is warranted. Most are activated charcoal-based (like this Health Metric version) or use electret ion methodology; both measure radon levels for two to seven days. You mail the tests to a lab for the results. Short-term tests are available at home centers, hardware stores, and online retailers.
Long-term radon tests:
These radon tests measure levels for 90 days to one year. Most, such as the AccuStar test, are based on alpha particle tracking. This is a more accurate indicator of average annual levels, which can vary significantly from day to day and month to month based on factors such as a drop in air pressure, gusty winds, variable soil moisture, and snow cover, which traps radon gases. Long-term radon tests are available through state radon agencies and online retailers.
Continuous radon tests:
Electric monitors, such as the Safety Siren Pro Series digital meter (available from online retailers), plug into a standard outlet. These can be used for both short-term and long-term testing to give you a running average every day. What should you do if your house has high levels of radon? If an initial short-term test registers 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher, the EPA recommends doing a second radon test. A long-term test will give you the most accurate information, but a short-term test is acceptable if you need the results quickly, such as for a real estate transaction, or your first levels registered 8 pCi/L or higher. If a second test registers above 4 pCi/L, consider taking steps to reduce radon levels in your home, the EPA cautions. How do you lower radon levels in your house? You can start by trying these easy repairs to reduce radon levels. These efforts alone rarely reduce levels significantly, but if your level is only slightly elevated, these repairs might make the difference. They will also make other radon reduction methods more effective and cost-efficient.
Caulk foundation cracks, construction joints, and other openings with polyurethane caulk. If you have a sump pump, install an airtight cover on it (choose one that allows access to your sump). Cover soil in crawl spaces with polyurethane plastic sheeting (with a minimum thickness of 6 mil, available at home centers) tightly attached to the walls. You can also try sealing concrete, although the EPA has found concrete sealers to be a temporary solution at best. Once you’ve tackled these, retest. If levels are still high, consider installing a radon mitigation system yourself or hire a pro.
What’s a radon mitigation system and how does it work?
A radon mitigation system involves ventilating your home by using PVC piping to draw radon gas up from the soil and out of your house, according to the EPA. The most effective system is a vent pipe placed in the sump pit (if you have a sump pump) or a hole made under your concrete floor slab. A special in-line radon fan is placed in the attic or outside the house to draw air through the vent and radon from under the basement floor. The easiest method is to run the vent out the side of the house and up to the eaves. (You can also run the vent up through the house and out the roof, which is a lot more work and cost, but it looks better).
Pros usually charge between a few hundred and a few thousand dollars to install a radon mitigation system, depending on your home and your radon levels. . If your house has high radon levels, it’s important to act, but don’t overreact. Risks from radon are cumulative, which means serious effects result from exposure to high levels over a long period of time. It is prudent to test radon levels and decide on a course of action. This article has been adapted from Family Handyman magazine, a sister publication of The Healthy.
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