Energy Tips

Insulation and Sealing Air Leaks

Air infiltrates into and out of your home through every hole and crack. About one-third of this air infiltrates through openings in your ceilings, walls, and floors. Floors, Walls, Ceiling 31% Ducts 15% Fireplace 14% Plumbing Penetrations 13% Doors 11% … Continue reading

Sources of Air Leaks in Your Home

Areas that leak air into and out of your home cost you lots of money.

  1. Dropped ceiling
  2. Recessed light
  3. Attic entrance
  4. Sill plates – Baseboards on exterior walls
  5. Water and furnace flues
  6. All ducts
  7. Doors and frames
  8. Chimney flashing
  9. Windows and frames
  10. Electrical outlets and switches
  11. Plumbing and utility access
  12. Cable TV penitrations