It isn’t uncommon to have leaking air in multiple places of your home. This can make a house uncomfortably hot or cold while also causing your heating and cooling bills to rise significantly. Fortunately, there are ways to both detect and seal leaks.
Ducts that are not installed properly could have gaps where air can leak and fail to circulate around the home. Over time, ducts could experience mold, water or pest damage, which might also cause holes or gaps that air can seep through. Having ducts repaired or sealed may make it possible to make your home more efficient.
If you have gaps between a window and its frame, warm air could enter your home during the summer or exit the home during the winter. This can result in uneven heating and cooling throughout the property. The same is true if there are spaces between a door and the floor. These gaps can be filled by caulking window or door frames or by adding weatherstripping along the bottom of a door. By calling the professionals at Clockwork Heating & Air Conditioning in Athens, you can have indoor air quality testing performed. You can also have an air conditioner or a furnace inspected or repaired to help keep heating and cooling costs down.
Air may simply go around a stove or dryer vent that is blocked or clogged. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you get rid of lint or other debris that could cause this to happen. In addition to getting better airflow, keeping vents clear can reduce the chances of a fire starting in the home.
If you need help keeping your home comfortable throughout the year and prevent leaking air from occuring, call the folks at Clockwork Heating & Air Conditioning today. We can take steps to improve the air quality in your home as well as help ensure that HVAC components work as they should through our heating and cooling services.