Stopping Air Leaks

Warm air leaking into your home during the summer and out of your home during the winter can waste a lot of your energy dollars. One of the quickest dollar-saving tasks you can do is caulk, seal, and weatherstrip all seams, cracks, and openings to the outside. You can save on your heating and cooling bill by stopping air leaks in your home.

Cutaway house illustration showing areas of home where air leaks. Refer to caption for stopping air leaks.

Stopping Air Leaks in Your Home

Areas that leak air into and out of your home cost you lots of money. Check the areas listed below.

  1. Dropped ceiling
  2. Recessed light
  3. Attic entrance
  4. Sill plates
  1. Water and furnace flues
  2. All ducts
  3. Door frames
  4. Chimney flashing
  1. Window frames
  2. Electrical outlets and switches
  3. Plumbing and utility access

***Images from the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

The best way of stopping air leaks in your house is to have an energy audit done by a professional. You need a highly trained nationally recognized thermographer. We can help you!

This is really a “no brainer”. You will easily recoup the cost of the audit and the savings just keep on going. Most of the remedies are simple and inexpensive – weather stripping, caulk, etc.

The procedure is interesting to watch, and the results can really affect your monthly heating and cooling bills, in a big way!

Here is a really great video about how Energy Audits can help you in stopping air leaks in your home while saving you money each and every month!

The simple fact is that if you don’t stop air leaks in you home, your central air conditioner has to work overtime. This reduces the lifespan of your unit and also makes your heating and cooling bills higher than a kite! So if you want to REALLY lower those cooling bills, plug the leaks, have plenty of insulation, and you might even consider a solar powered air conditioner!

Stopping Air Leaks is Easy…
If You Know Where They Are!

Give us a call for more information about stopping air leaks in your home and start saving money on your energy bill ASAP! Set up an appointment for a professional Energy Audit at (817)465-1112.

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