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May 15, 2020
Do you have problems keeping your home cool in the summer? A lot of times in homes there can be small cracks and holes that cause air to come in or out. The cracks can cause issues with keeping the cool or warm air in your home. It can also allow cool or warm air to come into your house.
Since your goal is to keep the home cool on warm days, you don't want the warm air coming in or the cool air leaking out. The same thing can happen in reverse when it is cold outside. The staff at E3 Power can help you with these needs.
What is Air Sealing My Home
Air sealing is very much exactly what it sounds like. It is the process of finding any cracks or holes within your home that could be leaking warm or cool air. Those small areas may not seem like it would make a big deal, but when you add them all together it could. In the long run, it is going to help your insulation work better.
Having these areas in your home could be aiding in the rise of your energy bill. It can cause your air conditioning unit to run more often than needed. When these are fixed, your bill can lower. So, air sealing is sealing the air that leaks into or out of your home.
Why Should I Air Seal My Home
All around your home where there are wires that need a hole drilled, a window, or even some pipe that runs through a wall or floor need to be sealed. If these areas do not get sealed it can cause air to leak through.
Just think about summertime when it is hot and muggy out. You came inside to cool down and be comfortable. If you have gaps around all these areas, it is allowing the humid hot air to leak inside your home. It is also allowing the cool air from inside your home to leak out.
This will also make your air conditioning unit run more. That is going to cause your electric bill to increase. Sealing these areas that have gaps in them will keep the cool air in and the hot air out.
The Process of Air Sealing My Home
You can hire someone to come in and do this for you. They will go around your home from top to bottom and find all the areas that could be causing air to leak out or come in. They will take caulk or expandable polyurethane foam and fill in all those trouble areas in your home.
The most common areas where these are found are around windows and doors. Also, any wiring or pipes that are run through walls or flooring in your home. Depending on the size or the crack or hole depends on what product they will use to fill it.
It may not be a very pleasant job of tracking through the crawl spaces, basements, or attics. But, it is definitely a necessary one. It can make a difference in your energy bill and make it more affordable if you, in fact, do have several places that are leaking air.
Let Us Help You Air Seal Your Home
We here at E3 Power would love to help you with all your air sealing needs. If you have any questions let us know, we would be happy to help you. Give us a call and we look forward to helping you.