Tips for Finding and Sealing Home Air Leaks - Parker & Sons

Winter quickly came to a close here in Phoenix and it is already starting to heat up outside. Usually, a warm spring means we are going to have a very warm summer. It is best to prepare for the harsh conditions early. Parker & Sons, Phoenix’s leading supplier of HVAC services knows that when the heat cranks up, it is time to crank up the air conditioning as well. Unfortunately, this means that the energy bill is going to be going up, up, up as well. One way to keep energy costs under control is by finding and sealing home air leaks. To accomplish this, just follow the guide provided in today’s blog. Remember, to get it done before it gets too hot!

Finding Leaks

The easiest way to detect leaks is with a visual inspection. Outside of your home, inspect any area where two surfaces meet. Any visible damage could be connected to a large air leak. Patching one of these could be as beneficial as patching many smaller leaks. Some people will hold a litcandle in the center of a room and follow the flow of the smoke to identify an air leak. You can always opt to hire a professional to perform a pressurization test as well.

Sealing Air Leaks

Caulk and weather stripping are two of your best tools to use when sealing leaks. You can also use foam sealer in the instance of larger leaks. Weather stripping is used around doors and windows to prevent air from slowly, gradually leaking out. When trying to stamp out air leaks, you should also pay close attention to your attic. Attics are often riddled with air leaks. Don’t forget to consider the chimney and the flue as well.

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