Have you ever felt the air blowing through your windows or felt air coming out of your electric plugs? How about the dark, dirty line on your carpet around the base of the walls? That is what we call air infiltration. Air from the outside blowing into the inside of your home. Air is moving in and out of your home. When that happens you are having to reheat the new air coming in. That is what we call “air changes”. Your home could have 10 air changes an hour! This year the code changed to maximize the number of air changes to 4 air changes an hour. On our home we are wrapping the outside with a product that helps reduce air infiltration but keeps the water out and allowing it to breath. We are also using a gasket type caulking around the walls, attic areas and outlets.
Homeowners don’t realize the air leakage threw can lights, caulking helps minimize it. Spray foam insulation is used in narrow areas to reach maximum insulation value and reduce air leakage. Stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer have your home checked.