Make Your Home Energy Efficient By Reducing Air Leaks

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You can make your home more energy efficient by looking for holes, gaps, and cracks around your home. These areas are not always obvious, but they are there, allowing conditioned air out in the summer and heated air out in the winter. The potential energy savings from reducing drafts through professional home sealing may be as much as 10% according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Air leaks waste energy and make it more expensive for you to keep your home a comfortable temperature. The best solution is to use caulk in these areas because the caulk forms a flexible seal.

Using caulk is important because:

  • Besides sealing air leaks, caulking can prevent water damage when applied around water pipes, drains, bath tubs, and other plumbing fixtures
  • It is important to consider ventilation because an airtight home can trap pollutants
  • Ventilation also controls moisture which is an important factor for an energy efficient and healthy home
  • You can inspect your home for possible air leaks around:

    Air Conditioners
    Dryer Vents
    Door Frames
    Weather Stripping around Doors
    Window Frames
    Attic Hatches
    Electric & Gas Service Entrances
    Phone Line & Cable TV
    Outdoor Water Faucets
    Brick Siding, Stucco, & Foundations


Reduce Air Leaks with Caulk

Caulking compounds vary in quality, strength, properties, and prices. It is extremely important to use the right caulk for the right application.  Virginia Home Repair Green Handyman Energy Experts can help you select the right caulk for the right application.

Call Virginia Home Repair today.

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Bryan Teabout

About Bryan Teabout

For more than 32 years, homeowners and commercial property owners have trusted Bryan Teabout, President/Owner of Virginia Home Repair, to repair and remodel their properties. Today, Virginia Home Repair is a Class A General Contractor and one of the leading residential and commercial improvement companies in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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