Posts made in December, 2013


Detecting Air Leaks by Energy.gov

Detecting Air Leaks by Energy.gov


Posted By on Dec 5, 2013

For a thorough and accurate measurement of air leakage in your home, hire a qualified technician to conduct an energy assessment, particularly a blower door test. A blower door test, which depressurizes a home, can reveal the location of many leaks. A complete energy assessment will also help determine areas in your home that need more insulation. Without a blower door test, there are ways to find some air leaks yourself. Visual...

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                            Air leaks can waste a lot of your energy dollars. One of the quickest energy– and money-saving tasks you can do is caulk, seal, and weather strip all seams, cracks, and openings to the outside. Tips for Sealing Air Leaks Caulk and weatherstrip doors and windows that leak air. Caulk and seal air leaks where plumbing, ducting, or...

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Air Sealing Your Home by Energy.gov

  Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less. Caulk is generally used for cracks and openings between stationary house components...

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