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Budget-Friendly Ways to Air Seal Your Home
Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Use these budget-friendly ideas from the top energy services experts to air seal your home effectively.

If your energy services are costing you too much money, there's a good chance you haven't properly air sealed your home. There are several simple ways that you can do this without breaking the bank. Let's take a look at some of the most effective and least expensive methods available for air sealing your home:

Seal Your Doors

While you could always call energy services to inspect your door and its frame, we're going to tell you right now that it probably lets in a lot of air. For example, even a one-eighth-inch gap can let in as much air as a half-open window. That's why it is important to take the time to seal the gaps around the frame with caulk. You should also place a door sweep behind it to block cold air from entering your home.

Going After Your Windows

Another place where the air is likely entering your home is around the windows. High-quality energy services can come out and seal the window for you. However, you can also use caulk and foam to seal the area and install a new wooden exterior around the frame. In this way, you are creating a tougher and more weather-resistant window without spending a lot of money.

Closing Your Blinds

One surprising way you can air seal your house is to close your blinds on your windows. While this won't stop the airflow completely, it will help slow it down or divert it, allowing you to better diagnose the situation and avoid serious problems. You can then install plastic on the surface of the windows to prevent air flow completely.

Insulating Your Attic Door

Did you know that a majority of your lost home heat and air flows up through your attic door? That's why you should take the time to install a high-quality and well-insulated door. If you don't have the money for that step (and who could blame you?), simply add some insulation to the exterior to improve its air-blocking power.

As you can see, there are many ways you can air seal your home without energy services. We didn't even have time to talk about weatherproofing or adding water heater tank covers to your home! Any of the methods we mentioned here work well, but using them all helps decrease your air flow exponentially.

If you are ready to air seal your home, get in touch with our expert team at G+S Heating Air and Energy Services today.

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