Air leaks are one of the biggest reasons why your home may be expensive to heat or cool.
Air leakage happens as the air circulates through your home and slips through cracks, joints, and other openings.
As this air escapes, this makes your HVAC system less inefficient. We can help identify the source of your air leaks to make your home comfortable and efficient.
Here are some of the locations where air leakage occurs in a typical house:
- Plumbing and wiring penetrations through floors, walls, and ceilings
- Chimney penetrations through insulated ceilings and exterior walls
- Attic access hatches, doors, and drop-down stairs
- Recessed lights and fans in insulated ceilings
- Weatherstripping around windows and exterior doors
- Cracks, gaps & holes in drywall or plaster
- Electrical outlets and switches, especially on exterior walls
- Gaps around window and door trim and baseboard moldings
- Dropped ceilings & soffits
- Leaky basement windows
- Rim joists in the basement or crawl space
FACT: Caulk is generally used for cracks and openings between stationary house components such as around door and window frames, and weatherstripping is used to seal components that move, such as doors and operable windows.
We recommend assessing your ventilation needs for indoor air quality. There are a few different sealing techniques and materials that can be used. When you’re looking to remodel of your home that will include some construction, review some of the techniques used for air sealing in new home construction and consider a home energy audit to identify all the ways your home wastes energy and money.
Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home are a cost-effective way to cut HVAC costs, increase comfort, and have a healthier air environment. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer a quick ROI. If you’re wondering “Where are Insulation Contractors near me?”, contact us for more information!