If you’re trying to improve the energy efficiency of your home, you’re probably looking to insulate the attic and walls. But insulation isn’t the only option to consider! Air sealing is actually just as important because air leaks can undermine the performance of your insulation.
Before you talk to professionals about air leak detection and sealing, read this blog post! It can be helpful to know the basics, including common air leakage sites. There are some simple ways to detect air leaks in your home.
How to Find Air Leaks
There are a few signs that indicate you may be losing energy—such as drafts, especially by windows and doors. In fact, windows and doors are some of the biggest sources of air leaks in houses. But there are many other areas where air leaks can occur:
- Attic hatches
- Fireplace dampers
- Electrical outlets and switch plates
- Vents and fans
- Electrical and gas service entrances
- Cable TV and phone lines
- Places where dryer vents pass through walls
- Exterior corners of the house
- Outdoor water faucets
- Places where siding and chimneys meet
Here at Pacific Partners Insulation North, we offer home energy audits and sealing services, and our professionals are experienced at detecting air leaks.
Contact Us to Help You Save Money at Home
During one of our energy assessments, we can show you where your home is losing energy (and how you can save money). The audit uses tools and techniques such as the blower door test to give you an overall picture of your home’s energy efficiency. It helps us not only detect air leaks but also evaluate your current insulation levels and more.
If you want to learn more about our services in the Arlington, Washington area or are ready to schedule a free consultation, contact us today!