air leaks

January 24, 2019

What to Know About Window Insulation

Inefficient windows may be all that’s keeping you between staying comfortable this winter and achieving low energy bills. Although it’s a small investment of time and money, adding window insulation might be the key to a draft-free home and reasonable heating accosts.   As important as they are, windows are often the least efficient component of homes. Glass has practically no insulation value and air leaks in windows are common. Making your windows more efficient is a two-step process to […]
March 14, 2017

Tips for Detecting Air Leaks in Your House

In a perfect world, we’d all schedule professional energy audits regularly in our homes to find energy leaks. In the real world, however, a professional energy audit isn’t always within our budgets. So, we’re faced with the do-it-yourself route when it comes to correcting air leaks. Why Locate Leaks? The Department of Energy cites air leaks as the major source of energy losses in homes. Conditioned air escapes through air leaks, while unconditioned air finds its way inside, undermining our […]
March 17, 2016

How to Find Air Leaks and Seal Them

You might have a state-of-the-art HVAC system with all the bells and whistles, but if your home isn’t properly weatherized, you’re still going to have a difficult time heating and cooling it affordably and effectively. This means both effective sealing to eliminate air leaks and proper insulation. Here we’ll mainly review air sealing. Any productive strategy for air sealing a home starts with finding where the air is leaking. You can do this yourself, basically for free, or else you […]
December 17, 2015

Want to Perform a Home Energy Evaluation? Use this Checklist

For homeowners who want to save money on their monthly energy usage, a home energy evaluation is an excellent first step. This type of evaluation shows you where you are using or losing energy and gives you the opportunity to correct problems that can drive your costs up. Check the insulation: Insulation keeps warm air inside during the winter and outside during the summer. Check your walls, ceilings, floors, foundation, attic, and basement for the proper amount of insulation. Pay […]