Leaking Air and Losing Money?

June 11, 2019

Is your home leaking air, and are you losing money in the process? You’re not the only one. This is a common problem. In fact, the Department of Energy estimates that the average homeowner can save 10% by focusing on the airtightness of their building. Ducts has been serving homeowners in Solon, Ohio, with HVAC services since 1927. Our company cannot stress enough how important it is to have your ducts cleaned and inspected every several years or so. Joint seals will wear out over time and allow conditioned air to escape. Such leakage can be particularly problematic and expensive if the air is leaking into the attic. Natural Ventilation A hallmark of modern home construction is that they are sealed well. This is not the case with older homes, including those just built 10 years ago or so. A home that is not sealed well can leak air through walls and even the foundation. Windows and Doors Doors and windows are other common areas where air leaks can occur. Sometimes, the fix can be as simple as new weather-stripping, fresh caulk and a door sock or three. In more serious cases, it may be necessary to upgrade to energy-efficient...

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