Are you looking for ways to improve energy efficiency in your home? Perhaps you’re thinking that you would like to, but you have an older home and cannot afford to make any major improvements at the moment. Well, there may be some things you can do yourself that won’t cost much but will make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. One way is by insulating and sealing. Let’s look at some areas of the home where you could do this:
One area where a home often loses a lot of heat due to air escaping is the attic space. You will want to seal up any holes you find. These holes and gaps are most likely to be found under attic knee walls, dropped ceiling areas, and where the attic meets the floor. What about very small holes? If you are unsure where they may be found, look for patches of insulation that appear darker in some spots. This is a good indication that air is escaping. The attics access panel is another area that may be causing heat to escape so try using weatherstripping or foam board insulation to stop this from happening.
Obviously, there are many other areas in the home where air may be leaking that will benefit from sealing and insulation, these areas include doors, window frames, baseboards, electrical outlets or receptacles, window or wall mounted air conditioning units, and piping.
Sealing and insulating your home is relatively easy to do and will not only increase your home’s energy efficiency but, it will also help your home to feel more comfortable and improve your home’s indoor air quality.