You turn down your air conditioning, but your home never seems to cool down. After a particularly hot day in Port St. Lucie, Florida, you desperately need that cooler air. Unfortunately, your discomfort may be the result of air leaks. Seal your home’s thermal envelope to enjoy greater savings, health and comfort.
Why You Should Seal Your Home
Your air belongs in your living space, keeping you cool during Florida’s hot summer. Unfortunately, this ideal isn’t always a reality.
Air leaks often form in what’s called your "thermal envelope," which includes everything in your home that separates the air inside from the air outside, such as walls, doors, windows and insulation. Leaks often involve some issue with an aspect of your thermal envelope, such as a gap between a door and a doorframe or too little insulation in a certain area of your home.
Leaks in your thermal envelope allow conditioned air to escape and warm air to enter your home. This not only disturbs your cool sanctuary but also reduces your energy efficiency by placing more strain on your HVAC system. Consequently, that drop in efficiency will reduce the lifespan of your air conditioner and increase your utility costs.
Sealing flaws in your thermal envelope will:
- Reduce strain on your system
- Prevent issues within your unit
- Decrease your utility costs
- Bolster your overall comfort
How to Seal Your Home Properly
Start sealing your thermal envelope by looking for leaks. Look for:
- Light slipping in between doors and their doorframes
- Cracks around windows
- A lack of insulation in unfinished areas of your home (such as your attic)
Other leaks may not be so visible; look for those by searching for areas of excess dust and dirt. Seal such leaks by:
- Running weatherstripping along your doorframes
- Applying fresh caulk around windows
- Hiring professionals to insulate your unfinished attic and under-insulated rooms
Seal your home and you’ll save on utility costs, preserve your HVAC system and enjoy greater comfort. To seal your home with professional insulation services, call Miller’s Central Air, Inc. at (772) 209-3778.
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