The air leaks from all the cracks and crevasses in your home can cause a lot of energy loss. If you want to make your home more energy-efficient, then you will want to seal any leaks and improve insulation to keep energy inside your home. Here are some of the ways you can seal up air leaks in your home and stop energy loss to make your home more efficient:
1. Using Spray Foam to Stop Air Leaks and Improve Insulation
Spray foam is a versatile polyurethane insulation product that can be used for both small and large tasks. First, spray foam insulation can be used to seal air leaks that are caused by penetrations on the exterior due to mechanical and other factors. Use the spray foam to ensure that pipes, chimneys, and other exterior features do not cause air leaks. In addition, spray foam can be used in areas like attics to improve insulation and make your home more energy-efficient.
2. Affordable Improvements with Fiberglass Insulation to Improve Energy Efficiency
There are also affordable improvements that can be done with the insulation in your home using fiberglass materials. First, you may want to consider adding an extra layer of batten insulation to your attic if it currently is insufficient. In addition, fiberglass materials can easily be installed in unfinished areas like a garage, bonus room or basement. Adding insulation to these areas will help keep the outside air out of your home and reduce energy loss. It is especially important to insulate areas where finished areas of your home meet with the unfinished areas.
3. Routine Window and Door Maintenance That Will Stop Air Leaks and Reduce Energy Loss
The windows and doors in your home are going to be the biggest cause of air leaks, which comes from poor maintenance and general wear and tear. It is important that you check the weather stripping of all the windows and doors during changes in seasons. You will want to pay special attention to areas that get the most use. In addition, make sure that you paint and replace the caulking outside your window every few years to ensure that these areas are not a source of air leaks and energy loss.
These are some of the ways you can seal up air leaks in your home to make it more energy-efficient. If you are ready to put a stop to energy loss in your home, contact an insulation service and talk with them about spray foam and fiberglass insulation solutions to stop the leaks.