During the summer, it is imperative that you keep the cool air from your air conditioner inside your home. Everyone knows to not leave the front door open while the A/C is running. However, a lot of people do not realize that cool air might be escaping the home due to air leaks around doors and windows. Below are some tips on how to seal air leaks.

  • Inspect your home for air leaks. 
  • If you discover an air leak near a door or window, use caulk or weatherstripping to seal it.
  • Foam sealant can be used on large air leaks near windows and baseboards.
  • Consider replacing single-pane windows with more energy efficient double-pane low-E windows. 
  • Air leaks can also occur near heat producing appliances–such as furnaces, chimneys and fireplaces. Be sure to use sheet metal or sheetrock and furnace cement caulk to seal it.

If your home does not have air leaks and your A/C unit isn’t keeping you cool, contact the pros at Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating and Cooling. We can get to the bottom of it. Call (540) 942-2700 to schedule service. 
Web Source: http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/tips-sealing-air-leaks

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