When things are out of place, it can make you feel disorganized and stressed. In the same way, when air from your HVAC system goes to waste, it can cause financial stress and discomfort. If the air from your heating or cooling system is going to waste because of leaks in your home’s envelope, take action now. Take these simple steps to keep your conditioned air inside your Fayetteville, North Carolina, home and your money in your wallet.
Air often escapes through areas of the home that insulation does not adequately contain. Attics are often an area of special concern. Warm air often seeps up through the floor of the attic while cool air leaks into your home. To keep the conditioned air in your home and unwanted air away, your contractor can use extra blanket insulation along the floor and walls of the attic. Air can also escape around outlet boxes and plumbing pipes, so spray expanding foam is a perfect option around these routes of escape.
Seal Windows and Doors
Doors and windows expand and contract with temperature change, which can create leaks. Seal potential leaks around your front door with a layer of weatherstripping and seal leaks around your windows with a fresh layer of caulk. For some old windows, unfortunately, caulk won’t be enough, and it may be necessary to install new windows.
One fault of an HVAC system is the potential for leaks within the ducts. Duct leaks not only reduce HVAC efficiency, but they also open the door to indoor air quality issues. You shouldn’t try to fix these leaks on your own. Instead, call your trusted HVAC contractor.
By keeping conditioned air where it belongs, you can take control of your home’s temperature and indoor air quality. Take a little time to identify potential leaks around your home, and you’ll raise your HVAC system’s energy efficiency in no time. For professional assistance with increasing efficiency in your home, call your HVAC specialists at Bass Air Conditioning today at 910-778-1536.
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