Air leaks can lead to major energy losses in a home, wasting dollars on energy bills and forcing your furnace or air conditioning unit to work harder. Even with amazing insulation, air leaks around the ducts, wiring, windows, entryways, and seams of boards can still lead to major monetary and energy losses. That’s why before we insulate, we often recommend our attic air-sealing services to cover up any various spots that could be leaking air.
Is your attic leaking heat, energy, and money? Here’s a simple test that even a homeowner can do to see if there are leaks: Take a spray bottle of perfume and spray it either toward the light fixtures of the floor below or around in the attic. Then, watch as particulates move and see if they gather toward a specific point or exit. Many homeowners we work with will see the particulates moving upward or out of their home at several sources. Attic Guys are great at finding the numerous and various places to caulk and insulate in an attic. Air-sealing attic entryways, ducts, and windows is a good start, but our experts can cautiously hunt and watch for the spaces where air may be escaping. Beyond air duct sealing, we know where air may be escaping and can handle it with the proper insulation practices.
Doing this, especially in addition to freshening your insulation, is a good energy solution for your home. It’s one of the top projects you can do to save energy in general, besides investing in energy-efficient appliances, which involves making major purchases. Sealing air ducts, blocking potential exits, and finding the nooks and crannies of your attic that are blowing out air are necessary practices before moving on to insulating. All of this is done with the intent of creating an effective air seal. Insulation is not nearly as useful when the project doesn’t include this valuable first step.
Let a professional handle air duct sealing and locating those small and hard-to-find air leaks. Contact the experts at working with attics in general and the top contractors in the area for air-sealing. Attic Guys can help you craft an all-in-one attic-cleaning and energy-saving solution, so let us give you a free estimate. With us, your attic can have a tight and efficient air seal. Attic needs can be solved by our experts today!