Studies show that up to 65 percent of your home’s energy is used to heat and cool your living space – yet almost half of conditioned air escapes through the cracks in your foundation. Caulking can help you save more energy. However, if you’re going to caulk on your own, be aware of these five common caulking mistakes.
Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Sealing Air Leaks’ Category
Common Caulking Mistakes to Avoid This WinterTuesday, January 27th, 2015
Air Leaks Hurt Your Home’s HVAC System: Learn How to Locate a LeakTuesday, May 20th, 2014
Air leaks can threaten the air quality in your home, as well as raising your energy bills. Unfortunately, they’re all too common. Fixing leaks is usually fairly simple, but finding them can be a challenge.
Finding Air Leaks and Sealing Them Properly Can Cut Energy CostsTuesday, December 24th, 2013
Locating and effectively sealing air leaks in your Fresno area home is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to improve your home’s indoor comfort level and, at the same time, conserve the energy used for heating and cooling the home. There are dozens of products available for efficiently sealing air leaks, and it’s important to buy and properly apply the ones that best suit your needs. Generally speaking, weatherstripping will be used for sealing leaks around moveable objects such as doors and window sashes, while caulking is best for sealing the gaps and cracks found in stationary areas such as window frames, walls, floors and foundations. For larger cracks and openings, use spray foam.
Is The Polluted Air From Your Garage Seeping Into Your Home?Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
If your home has an attached garage, you probably enjoy the convenience factor, but have you ever wondered whether contaminated air from your garage can seep into your home? When your house is not properly sealed against your garage, the health of yourself and your family may be compromised. By educating yourself on the threats posed by dirty air from your attached garage and taking measures to prevent its passage into your home, you can protect your household.
Sealing Air Leaks: You Simply Can’t Refute The BenefitsThursday, November 29th, 2012
Now that the weather has cooled off, it’s a good time to think about sealing air leaks in your home that increase heating and cooling bills. The primary places where air enters or leaves are around your windows, exterior doors, and places where pipes, cables or wires enter your home. In fact, it’s so important that the state requires that all new homes be tested for airtightness.
Your Home’s Energy Efficiency CountsTuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Energy efficiency is a prime buzz phrase in the marketplace today, extending to areas such as automobiles, light bulbs, heating and cooling systems and many other aspects of daily living. It’s no secret that individuals, organizations and governments are keen on increasing the energy efficiency of their systems, and in the U.S., there is a big push to come up with alternative forms of energy that will help the nation shed its dependence on foreign oil. Energy efficiency is good for the environment, good for the economy and definitely good for those wanting to save money in their monthly budget.