How to Spot Air Leaks in Your Home — and Why They’re a BIG DealKevin Dugan
Air leaks impact your home’s air quality, its energy efficiency, your utility bills, and your comfort.
And most manually sealed air handling systems have some kind of leak. In fact, Energy Star notes these systems lose up to 30 percent of the air moving through their ductwork due to leaks, holes, or poorly constructed ducts.
So what problems can air leaks create, how do you detect leaks in a home, and what do you do once you find them? Here are a few articles to help you confidently address this lesser-known home improvement opportunity.
3 HVAC Issues Associated with Ductwork — Aeroseal
This article identifies how dust and allergies, hot and cold spots in the home, and high utility bills are just three reasons why you should address leaky ducts.
Should You Get A Blower Door Test Done on Your Home? — Forbes
What’s a blower door test and why should you get one? This diagnostic test measures the airtightness of a building and can also be used on HVAC ductwork.
Test results will show if you have leaks that need to be sealed. By addressing these issues before you buy or finish building a home, you “will increase comfort, reduce energy costs, and improve indoor air quality.”
How to Detect Air Leaks and Stop Hemorrhaging Money on Your Energy Bill — Realtor.com
If you’d rather look for leaks yourself, some options are outlined in this article. These low-tech approaches are great ways to confirm suspicions you may have before contacting your HVAC contractor.
As always, if you find leaks in your air handling ductwork you can do something about it. Contact Aeroseal today, to speak with a professional and learn more about eliminating air leaks in your home.