How new is your home? The newer the home, the better insulated it is from the harsh, Colorado environment. Not only is the insulation installed behind your walls and in your attic higher quality, but the building codes to ensure the job is done the right way have improved too.
The older your home, the bigger chance you have of losing efficiency. Insulation wasn’t as efficient as it is today. It often wasn’t installed correctly. And over time, it simply wears down.
That means there’s a good chance you have air leaks impacting how hot and cold your home is, and how much you pay for your energy each month.
Air leaks can be anywhere:
- Throughout your duct system
- Around chimneys
- Around roof vents
- Around attic and roof edges
- Around doors, windows, and sills
- Don’t forget about outlets and switches, they can be under-insulated too
How do you know if you have an air leak?
- There are hot and cold spots throughout your home
- Exterior walls are cold on the inside of your home
- Drafts near doors or windows
- Drafts near the floorboards
- Ice dams on the roof
- A furnace that constantly cycles throughout the winter
If you’ve experienced any of the above, your heating and cooling system may have leaks Both your furnace and your air conditioner are designed to operate as a closed system. This means air shouldn’t be leaking from the duct work into your attic, crawl spaces, or walls of your home. If leaks exist, your HVAC system isn’t operating in peak condition.
Whether you suspect you have a problem, or want your system checked as a part of a regular maintenance plan, we can help. Give us a call today.