Tips For Sealing Air Leaks

In the summertime, everyone knows not to leave the windows open when the A/C is running. However, many homeowners might be blind to the fact that they are losing cool air due to air leaks. Below are some tips on how to seal your home’s air leaks.

  • Measure how air tight your home is on a windy day.
  • Be sure to caulk and weatherstrip around windows and doors.
  • Seal any air leaks that are near your plumbing, ducting and electrical systems.
  • Upgrade to low-E or double pane windows.
  • Make sure that the fireplace flue is closed securely when it is not in use.
  • Foam sealant should be used to conceal large gaps near windows and baseboards.
  • Air leaks near chimneys, furnaces and water heaters should be sealed with fire-resistant materials. 

Have you sealed all of your homes air leaks and still can’t get any relief from the heat? If so, your cooling system might be the cause of the problem. Turn to the air conditioning experts at Lancaster Plumbing, Heating and Cooling. Our technicians are great at troubleshooting the problem. Call 717-207-8198 to request service. 

Web Source: http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/tips-sealing-air-leaks