Our Kansas City Metro Area weatherization services save money and reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions.
Weatherization or weather proofing your Kansas City area home or commercial property can reduce your heating and cooling bills by 20% or more while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Eric Kjelshus Energy Heating and Cooling is the Kansas City Metro Area leader in weatherization and weatherproofing services. Since 1972, Kansas City Metro Area residents and businesses have depended on Eric Kjelshus Energy Heating and Cooling for lower energy bills and reduced waste.
Our Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certified Technicians are experts and identifying and sealing leaks and reducing air infiltration in your Kansas City are home or commercial building. We also perform complete energy audits to identify all the areas you can energy consumption and expense at your home or building and are insulation installation experts.
Typical weatherization procedures include:
- Sealing bypasses (cracks, gaps, holes), especially around doors, windows, pipes and wiring that penetrate the ceiling and floor, and other areas with high potential for heat loss, using caulk, foam sealant, weather-stripping, window film, door sweeps, electrical receptacle gaskets, and so on to reduce infiltration.
- Sealing recessed lighting fixtures (‘can lights’ or ‘high-hats’), which leak large amounts of air into unconditioned attic space.
- Sealing air ducts, which can account for 20% of heat loss, using fiber-reinforced mastic (not duck/duct tape, which is not suitable for this purpose)
- Installing/replacing dampers in exhaust ducts, to prevent outside air from entering the house when the exhaust fan or clothes dryer is not in use.
- Protecting pipes from corrosion and freezing.
- Installing footing drains, foundation waterproofing membranes, interior perimeter drains, sump pump, gutters, downspout extensions, downward-sloping grading, French drains, swales, and other techniques to protect a building from both surface water and ground water.
- Providing proper ventilation to unconditioned spaces to protect a building from the effects of condensation. See Ventilation issues in houses
- Installing roofing, building wrap, siding, flashing, skylights or solar tubes and making sure they are in good condition on an existing building.
- Installing insulation in walls, floors, and ceilings, around ducts and pipes, around water heaters, and near the foundation and sill.
- Installing storm doors and storm windows.
- Replacing old drafty doors with tightly sealing, foam-core doors.
- Replacing older windows with low-energy, double-glazed windows.
Proper weatherization helps reduce air leaking into and out of your house reducing lost energy and lowering your energy bills!
We serve the following Kansas City Metro Communities:
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- Make your house (and wallet) happy with the KCP&L Home Performance Rebate with ENERGY STAR.
- You can earn rebates from KCP&L and federal tax credits for home improvements you may already be considering. You’ll reduce your electricity use and get money in your pocket.