Heating and cooling are typically the largest energy expense for households. Don’t let simple issues like air leaks drive those costs up.
Air leaks are typically due to inadequate insulation. Poor insulation requires AC units to be left on longer in comparison to a well-insulated home. When a home is not properly insulated warm air comes in, in the warmer months. The insulation around your windows, doors, and attic are all great places to check for proper insulation. The attic is an especially common place for cool air to escape through. The attic is a breeding ground for warm air that can then leak into the rest of the home.
- Closing gaps surrounding chimneys
- Weatherstripping doors and windows
- Putting Insulation around recessed lighting
- Sealing stud cavities