Find Air Leaks and Draft Proof Your Home
Many people do not realize that their home has air leaks, and as a result, your furnace has to work harder and more often to keep your home warm.
The following are tips on locations to inspect to find potential air leaks;
On the outside of your home, inspect all areas where two different building materials meet, including:
All exterior corners
Outdoor water faucets
Where siding and chimneys meet
Areas where the foundation and the bottom of exterior brick or siding meet.
Inside your home, inspect around the following areas for any cracks and gaps that could cause air leaks:
Door and window frames
Electrical and gas service entrances
Weather stripping around doors
Wall- or window-mounted air conditioners.
Cable TV and phone lines
Where dryer vents pass through walls
Vents and fans.
When you locate a source of a potential air leak, caulking is a great way to stop drafts to reduce your overall energy consumption in your home.