When you’re in a boat, you want it to be watertight without even a tiny leak, so you don’t have any water getting into the boat that could end up sinking your boat. The same goes for your home and air from the outside. If you have all the doors and windows closed, you don’t want any air leaking in from the outside. This can be helped with air sealing. Here is how it works.
- Identify the problematic areas: Air sealing is all about sealing up any areas that might be leaking any air in or out of your home. Some of these areas might include windowsills, plumbing, chimneys, or fans. A professional will inspect your home thoroughly from the crawlspace to the attic to check for any leaks and determine the best way to fill them.
- Seal the leaks: As the name suggests, the next part of air sealing involves sealing the leak to keep the air from leaking in or out. This might involve caulking, spray foam, or weatherstripping. We might even find the need to add extra insulation to an area to prevent future leaks.
- Enjoy the results: With the air sealing process properly completed, you can enjoy more easily regulated temperatures, no more drafts, and lower energy bills.
Air sealing could be the difference between enjoying a cool house during the summer and being miserable with a poorly air-conditioned home. If you notice something off in the temperature of your home, it’s always worth it to have a professional come out to take a look and see what they can do to help. You can give us a call if you would like to learn more or schedule our services.