With cold weather approaching, fall is the perfect time to seal air leaks in your home. If you have a drafty home with lots of cracks, holes, and gaps, it can be difficult to keep it warm during the winter. It also can be incredibly inefficient for your HVAC system!
An easy way to keep your house more comfortable and your utility bills more affordable are by sealing any leaks in your house. Doing this is especially important if you have an older home, as they often have more leaks and are draftier.
Attics, windows, and doors are the primary cause for leaking air, but holes in ceilings, walls and floors are also problematic. To encourage you to prepare your home for the winter, today we’ll give you some practical tips to help you seal air leaks.
Spray Foam For Your Attic
When it comes to determining the cause of a drafty house, most people don’t immediately think about their attic. However, if your attic is poorly insulated, it can make it difficult to control your home’s temperature.
As a result, you should not overlook the attic when working to make your home more efficient. Thankfully, spray foam can make this part of the project less daunting.
Using spray foam throughout your attic is a good way to help seal any leaking spots and to make it more efficient. It’s a good place to start your sealing project!
Caulking For Holes in Ceilings, Walls, And Floors
Poorly caulked areas or small holes in your walls, floors or ceilings can allow lots of cold air in your home. What’s even worse, not only does this mean that cold air gets in, but it also means that warm air gets out.
Among other things, this can take a jaw-dropping toll on your utility bill. One way to combat this is by caulking any cracks, holes or gaps in your home. Identify any troubling spots and take a moment to thoroughly caulk them before the cold days of winter arrive.
Weatherstripping For Doors And Windows
As you’ve probably noticed, doors and windows are often a source of cold air getting into your home. Even the smallest of gaps in these can lead to a problematic leak.
The best way to address this problem is through weatherstripping. By weatherstripping all of your doors and windows, you can eliminate any drafty spots and help to make your home more comfortable year-round.
Having some gaps or holes in doors and windows is often inevitable, especially if you have an older home. While it’s a hard problem to avoid, the good news is that weatherstripping is a relatively easy solution that will help minimize the problems caused by these leaks.
We hope you’ll take some time this fall to prepare your home for winter by sealing air leaks. The time, money and effort that you spend doing this will be well worth it to make your home more efficient year-round. If you have any questions about this process or need any help keeping your home warm this winter, call Albritton Service Co today at (318) 251-0885.