Air leakage within a home can send energy bills sky-high with equipment working overtime to compensate. Regardless of the season your home may be susceptible to cracks that will allow the air inside to escape or the outside air in. It is good to know how to effectively seal these cracks with the right materials and advice.
While every house has air leakage, it is sometimes difficult to find the source of the problem. One method is using a professional seal blower door test to find the significant leaks. The test will help you better understand which areas in your home require attention. Caulking, sealing or weather stripping could address these gaps, however, if there is significant leakage from your roof, attic or basement a professional should be consulted. A spray foam insulation provider can give you the advice and materials needed for an effective seal against air leakage, airborne irritants and moisture build up. Proactive measures can keep you in control of your energy bills while living comfortable.