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Why Air Sealing Your House Is Important

Posted on September 24, 2010 in Green Ideas, Home Improvement, Home Remodeling

Make your home, air-tight

Air-sealing your house is the first step towards lowering high energy-bills.  In a lot of homes, there are cracks and gaps throughout that go unnoticed and get worse with time.

Plugging those leaks is important as it relieves your air-conditioning and/or heating system from the additional burden.  You will save a considerable amount of money in the long run.

So, how should you go about carrying out the renovation works?  Here is what you should do in order to air-seal your house.

Windows and Doors

Insulating your windows and doors around the frame is the first step you should tackle. There are windows and doors in almost every room and therefore, these must be the first on the list.  Thorough weather-stripping must be carried out, both internally and externally, to protect your house from the elements.

Pipes and Vents

Areas around the pipes and vents needs to be thoroughly insulated. These are the area where air gets in freely and so the heat-loss must be minimized at the source.

Electric-outlets

These are also the area through which air passes frequently. Properly insulating these areas will save a lot of heat from getting lost.

Fireplace

Call in the experts to carry out proper maintenance of your fireplace. They will be able to help you by adding glass gasket doors which will keep the air from going out.

Attic, Basement and Garage

Finally, these are the areas where least household activities are carried out. However, these are very important places when you are looking for energy-conservation. If you have not insulated your garage, then you are putting more pressure on the heaters to balance out the heat. Also, a poorly insulated garage/basement may transfer the cold above into your house.

Air sealing will improve the air quality of your rooms and also save you hundreds of dollars on energy bills. For carrying out thorough renovation, feel free to call up P.J.Fitzpatrick, Inc., today! Also, you can become our fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all exciting updates to keep your house, as good as new!

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