Air leak problems in your home can not only make your life during the winter unpleasant, even in a warm area like Arizona, but can also end up costing you excessive amounts of money on energy bills, and in some cases, major repairs. For these reasons, it’s a good idea to inspect your home for certain air leak problems that can arise and to contact a licensed professional if you encounter any of the following situations:
- Wet insulation – The insulation in your attic and throughout your home should be completely dry. If you find any wet insulation, or even a little bit damp, it’s one of the telltale signs that your roof is leaking. Contact a professional right away to get to the root of the problem.
- Vents exhausting warm air into the attic – Check your household’s vents, specifically the ones for your kitchen, bathroom and clothes dryer. These vents all need to be pushing their warm, moist air directly outdoors rather than inside your home. Make sure that this is the case in your home.
- Moldy rafters – Take a look at the rafters and floor joists in your attic. Are they showing any signs of mold or rot? If they are, you’ve got some type of moisture issue in the area, and you’ll want to contact a local professional as soon as possible.
Keep in mind that some of the most common places for air leaks are around wiring holes, plumbing vents, doorways and windows. Usually, if you’re able to locate them, you can seal them up nicely with caulk, foam insulation or weather stripping and keep your heating system from having to do too much work. Not only will this improve your home’s energy efficiency, but it will also increase the lifespan of your appliances and lower the likelihood of technical problems.
The licensed experts at Plumbing & A/C Medic can take on any air leak problems you may find. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today!