By simply sealing air leaks, you can save a meaningful amount on your monthly energy bill. With springtime seemingly halfway here, this is a great time to seal air leaks in your house. When summer comes around and your air conditioner is working hard to keep you cool, you don’t want that cool air to escape out of your home.
Air leaks around windows and doors are easy to find. Hover your hand in front of the place where windows and doors meet the walls of your home to see if air is escaping or entering the home. Plug up those holes with caulk, spray foam, or weather stripping. Check out this diagram from the U.S. EPA for harder-to-find places where air leaks can occur.
There’s also a catch: you don’t want to seal your home too tightly because a little bit of fresh air is needed for indoor air quality. Ask a professional (like us) for help determining whether you’ll need an air ventilation system.
Not only does the simple task of sealing air leaks save you money on your energy bill, but you’ll also be doing your part to help the environment. The biggest contributor to our country’s energy consumption is the heating and cooling of buildings, so we want to cut down on the amount of wasted heated and cooled air that seeps out of our homes.