Weâ€"> HOW TO CHECK YOUR HOME FOR AIR LEAKS

HOW TO CHECK YOUR HOME FOR AIR LEAKS

Dated: 04/11/2018

Views: 34

Image titlehttps://kunversion-frontend-blog.s3.amazonaws.com/images/a6fc5202e123fbf0ebb4384142363961830e18f2.jpeg" width="647">

We’re well into the fall season and winter is right around the corner. This is the time of year when it’s especially important to make sure your home is properly sealed. Air leaks can make it difficult to keep your home properly heated and can lead to high utility bills. Here’s quick guide to checking your home for air leaks.

Do an air pressure test. You can quickly check for air leaks with a simple test using household items. Seal your home by completely closing all doors, windows, and vents and turning off exhaust fans. Then pass a burning incense stick along the edges of all doors, windows, and other openings to the outside. If the smoke is forced into or away from an opening, you’ve found a leak.

Inspect doors and windows. To check for leaks near your windows, attempt to rattle the frame. This will reveal whether there are gaps along the edges. Also check for cracks in the frame, loose screws in locks, or gaps anywhere in the window.

Door hinges and thresholds are common places for air leaks. Deteriorated weather stripping can also lead to leaks and the door itself can develop cracks that allow air to pass through.

Skylights are a little trickier to test and examine, but you can still do it yourself. Check for water stains near your skylights, which is a dead giveaway of a leak. If you suspect there is one, you’ll have to get on the roof for a closer inspection. Look for loose shingles, cracked roofing cement, and debris.

Image titlehttps://kunversion-frontend-blog.s3.amazonaws.com/images/9c70feb9d878d58ec9a19c28f40f4380309196a9.jpg" width="744">



BLOG CREDITS: http://www.breakthroughbroker.com/how_to_check_your_home_for_air_leaks#.Ws5HmYhubIU

Blog author image

Ann Nguyen CalBRE 00998262

When reading REALTOR® Ann Nguyen's many testimonials, one message becomes abundantly clear. She genuinely cares for each and every one of her clients. As a result, her service always exceeds their ex....

Latest Blog Posts

Fall Events & Activities!

From SPORTS AND ADVENTURES, MUSIC AND FESTIVALS, ARTS AND CULTURES to your TASTE BUDDIES, Truckee offers higly festive events and activities that will truly give you satisfying experience in your

Read More

Happy Dog, Happy Home: Tips for Helping Your Pet Feel Secure in Your New Home

Anyone who’s ever owned a dog knows that they have distinct personalities, as people do. In fact, most owners could point out their pets even when paired with a member of the same breed and

Read More

11777 China Camp Rd Truckee CA 96161 | Lot for Sale

Your dreams will come true when you see the pictures and say, this is the place!  Stunning views, more than half an acre of space, and a genuine sense of tranquility are just a few of the

Read More

11483 Chamonix Rd Truckee CA 96161 | Tahoe Donner Acreage for Sale

The perfect location for your custom-built mountain retreat.Who doesn’t dream of finding the perfect property to build a resort home for weekend getaways and a break from the busy workweek?

Read More