Problem: Cold, drafty rooms. Many homes - even new homes built to code - have one or two rooms that are plagued by drafts, remaining cold even with the heat cranked.

Solution: While the traditional fix is to put on a hat or a sweater (or avoid the room altogether), there are a number of improvements to the building envelope that will significantly reduce drafts, so that you can comfortably utilize your neglected room all winter long. More specifically, drafts are usually indicative of ineffective insulation in the walls, a bad air leakage problem, or both. While windows can play a part (because they may be leaky, or insulate poorly), focusing on air sealing and insulation before replacing your windows will almost always give you a better return on your investment than buying expensive new windows.

Consulting with a certified home performance professional is the best way to determine the cause of your discomfort, because their fancy infrared cameras can pinpoint exactly where air leakage is taking place, as well as where insulation is performing poorly (or where your walls may be lacking insulation altogether). This eliminates guesswork, and lets you focus on where you'll get the most bang for your buck. An energy auditor or home performance contractor can also give you an estimate of how much money you might save by making the recommended improvements, as well as how much those improvements are likely to cost. Rest assured, a proper combination of insulation and air sealing (possibly including insulating and air sealing those windows with some combination of storm windows, window films, or insulating window shades) will eliminate your drafts once and for all, so you can save your hat for the ski slopes.

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  • Leslie DiMaggio, Fox River Grove, IL

    I want to tell you that we are COMPLETELY satisfied with the work you guys did at the house... The house definitely feels cooler. We know you guys made an extra effort with us and also gave us a great price. We love you guys!!!!!!!! I have already recommended you to three people. Thanks!

  • Nina Brakel, Park Ridge, IL

    We LOVE the new windows. I can't believe what a difference it has made in the house - it is soooooo peaceful upstairs now. And, the outside of the house looks new! Thank you! And, you were great to work with - thank you. Gregg and I both commented on your professionalism and knowledge.

  • Toby Trabert, Oak Park, IL

    I own a Victorian style home that desperately needed insulation. I hired Energy360 Solutions and they discovered major air leakage through the many nooks and crannies of my attic.

  • Scott Gillis, Woodridge, IL

    My home was uncomfortable. It was so difficult to keep it warm in the winter and there was no sound barrier. We could hear everything that was going on outside. We needed insulation and called Energy360 Solutions. They provided us with a great solution using dense packed Cellulose insulation.

  • The Holzl Family, Mt Prospect, IL

    After 14 years of living in our house, and suffering each winter in our chilly family room built over a crawlspace, we hired Energy360 Solutions to perform an energy audit of our entire house. One of their findings was that we were losing heat out of the wall joists of the crawlspace.

  • Ken & Julie Kittredge, Mt Prospect, IL

    Our first ever energy audit from Energy360 solutions was a very exciting and interactive experience. We learned so much about the energy efficiencies of our home or better said the lack of efficiencies.

  • Mark Hoffmeister, Mt Prospect, IL

    Our home was sealed and insulated in March 2014. The results were immediate. The house air conditioning was improved especially in the upper floors. This cold winter comfort improvement in heating the house was successful.