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Detecting, Preventing and Fixing Air Leaks with Proper Home Insulation

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Aug 31, 2018 11:24:00 AM

Detecting, Preventing and Fixing Air Leaks with Proper Home Insulation

Even the smallest of air leaks in your home are a big deal. From garage to attic, they can happen anywhere and represent a serious increase in energy costs. In fact, between 10% and 30% of a home’s typical energy costs can be traced to energy leaks that could have (and should be) sealed. Fixing air leaks doesn’t have to be complicated and sufficient home insulation is a likely solution.

Detecting Air Leaks in Your Home

Knowing how to inspect your home for air leakage is important not only for your family’s comfort, but for the energy-efficiency of your home. Here are some areas that are commonly affected by air leaks:

  • Attic openings
  • Wiring holes for cable and electrical
  • Plumbing vents
  • Furnace ducts or flues
  • Plumbing vents
  • Rim joists

To check for air leaks on your own you should:

  • Look for gaps near any of the above locations
  • Carefully inspect your home’s outer walls, doors and windows for gaps and cracks.
  • Perform a smoke test by sealing up the house and then using a lit incense stick to test for potential leaks.

You can also get a free home energy audit where a licensed energy auditor performs an in-home evaluation of the areas that could be wasting energy.

Meet Energy Standards and Save Money with Home Insulation

Blown-in home insulation is the simplest, most effective way to improve your home’s energy-efficiency, reducing your energy costs. To learn more about detecting and fixing air leaks, contact First Quality Roofing & Insulation today at 702-262-7847 to arrange for a free in-home consultation and estimate.

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