Make sure your home is free of energy leaks by providing proper caulking where energy leaks happen. The Western United States is known for hot summers and cold winters. It’s critical that spots prone to air or even water leakage are adequately protected with caulk to prevent energy leaks
that cost you money and can even damage your home.
When it comes to applying caulk to your home, there are a few basic pointers to remember:
- Make sure your get the right type of caulk for your job. There are water-based and silicone-based caulks. If you’re not sure which to select, contact an HVAC professional for help.
- Before applying new caulk, be sure to clean the area and remove old caulking. A great tool to help with this process is a putty knife or stiff brush.
- If applying with a caulk gun, hold your gun at a consistent angle like 45 degrees and try to avoid stopping and starting.
- Try to be sure your caulk sticks to both sides of the seam you’re working on and don’t skimp.
If a caulking project seems too overwhelming, there’s nothing wrong with calling a team of heating and cooling professionals to get the job done for you. You can ensure that your home is as efficient as possible, which will save you money.
Don’t let a simple caulk job get in the way of your home being prepared for the worst Mother Nature can throw at it. If you need the best expert HVAC team available in the Intermountain West, contact the Rheem Pro Partner, Home Comfort Professionals. We’ve been servicing the heating and cooling needs of our customers for over 20 years.