COLUMBUS, OH – Want a quick way to cut your utility bills, improve your home’s comfort, and reduce your home’s exposure to moisture damage? Try to air seal your home. Air sealing is an important step in maintaining your home’s structural integrity and energy efficiency. It’s also a simple investment that doesn’t require much in the way of time or money.
What is air sealing?
- It’s simply the process of sealing cracks and holes in your home through which air may flow. These spots are often found in some of the following areas:
- A place where someone had previously drilled a hole for a pipe or cable
- In attics, basements, or other areas that aren’t regularly used
- In windows and/or door thresholds where there are air leaks
Once you find the leaky spots, you simply fill them with caulk, weather stripping, or other gap-filling materials. If you can’t fill the gap, you may simply seal it with plastic lining. The end result is that your HVAC system’s air stays in the home and exterior air stays out.
(If you find that too many leaks are associated with your windows, you may not be able to avoid replacing the windows in your home. If you are looking for pricing on replacement windows, we are here in the Columbus, Ohio area and able to provide full installation services along with double warranties. Get pricing on replacement windows.)
Check out these threes benefits that air sealing can have for your home:
Reduced utility costs
With less air leaking out, your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep your home at your desired temperature. That means it will burn less energy, which means you can expect to see greatly reduced utility bills.
Do you have rooms in your home that never seem to get to your desired temperature? Do they get too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter? There’s likely an air leak in those rooms. Air sealing will prevent air from leaking out and will help your HVAC system keep those rooms at a comfortable temperature.
Reduced moisture in your home
It’s not only air that sneaks through all those tiny holes and cracks. Water can leak into your home, too. If the moisture is significant enough, it could lead to serious damage, including mold, mildew, and even warped wood and cracked concrete. By air sealing your home, you’ll also prevent water from finding its way in.
Many air sealants can wear down after a few years, so it’s important that you check your sealing on an annual basis. Air sealing is a quick and easy project that is guaranteed to payoff in terms of both energy savings and prevented damage. Get answers to common window quality and replacement questions here and feel free to contact us for additional help in how to best air seal your home!