Thursday, September 19, 2013

Air Leak Testing & Sealing

Finding air leaks in your home and sealing them saves money.  Here's an article with 10 places to look for air leaks.

#1 is Check Your Dryer Vent

If cold air comes in through your dryer vent, check outside where the vent goes through the wall. The vent should have a flap (or flaps) at the end to stop air infiltration. Make sure there’s a flap and that it’s not stuck open.

If the flap works well, check the caulking. If it’s cracking and peeling away, it’s probably allowing cold air to leak in. Cut away the old caulking, make sure the vent is flush against the siding, and apply new latex caulk.

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