The cooler autumn season is a great time to check and seal any possible air leaks in your home that contribute to increased cooling and heating costs.
When you seal home air leaks, you conserve your household’s energy usage and improve your indoor air quality. Read on for information on how air seal the leaks in your Colorado or Wyoming home this fall.
The most common areas where air leaks occur include around doors and windows, plumbing, wiring and cable entrance points, and dryer venting and the like.
Most of the above trouble spots take fairly straightforward air sealing steps. To seal home air leaks, use caulk, weatherstripping or expanding foam, depending on the area.
While most of these techniques to seal home air leaks can be readily done by the handy homeowner, when it comes to air sealing your fireplace, recessed lighting and any interior wall ductwork thought to be leaking, you should consider contacting a skilled and trained HVAC technician.
When it comes to recessed lighting, exposed wires are often involved and air sealing must be done with extreme caution.
For your household’s air ducts, trying to reach the ductwork inside your wall can be extremely difficult and clumsy maneuvering can cause more harm than good. However, because your home can lose up to 30 percent of all of its heated and conditioned air through leaky ductwork, it’s extremely important to contact a technician if you suspect air leaks within this system.
For more information on how to seal home air leaks this fall, or to learn about other great energy-saving techniques and products, contact your local professionals at Rheem Pro Partner. Our highly qualified NATE-certified technicians have been proudly serving residents of the Colorado and Wyoming areas since 1992.
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