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Air Sealing

Tips to Help You Detect Air Leaks

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Having an air leak in your home can end up costing you a considerable amount of money over time. These leaks cause your heating and cooling system to run more often than it should, which uses up more energy and results in higher bills throughout the year. Knowing how to find air leaks in your home can help you cut down on energy usage and keep your energy bills lower.

Why It’s Important to Seal Air Leaks in Your Home Envelope

Why It's Important to Seal Air Leaks in Your Home Envelope

In an energy-efficient home, the thermal envelope is well sealed in order to keep heat in during winter and to keep heat out in summer. Air leaks indicate breaches in the envelope, and this translates energy loss. Here is more about detecting these leaks and why doing so is worth the effort.

Different Options for Air Sealing Your Home

Different Options for Air Sealing Your Home

Over time, even the most airtight structure will develop leaks where conditioned air seeps out and unconditioned air filters in. The leaks can also allow unwanted humidity and airborne particulates, such as pollen and dust, inside. Furthermore, the unconditioned air that seeps inside will compromise air conditioner and furnace efficiency, driving up utility bills. If this is happening in your home, air sealing is the way to prevent it.

Make Sure You Insulate These Areas of Your Home

Make Sure You Insulate These Areas of Your Home

Adequate home insulation makes a big difference in the size of your monthly utility bills. Upgrading the insulation in an older home built before energy efficiency was a major concern could be one of the best investments you will ever make. Even if your home is new and relatively “tight,” there may be some insulation upgrades you can make to save energy. As you consider ways to improve your home insulation, look at the following areas first. They will give you the best returns on your energy-efficiency investments. 

Air Sealing Your Traverse City Home for Winter: How and Why

As temperatures begin to fall in Traverse City, you need to make sure your home is ready to weather the winter. Instead of dreading the electricity or gas bill, take action before it’s time to turn on the heater. Air sealing your home is the best way to protect yourself from unnecessary heating expenses. 

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