Old repairs and improper weatherproofing or insulating jobs can leave your
home or business drafty and cold. One way to keep your structure warm
in the winter is to check for air leaks before the winter turns bitter
cold. The wind will howl sooner rather than later, so now is the time
to button everything up.
Chimneys, vents, and junctions between materials and the foundation are
the most common places to find leaks in your building. Corners are other
areas that can let the wind penetrate the structure. Fans, dryer vents,
and utility connections without good seals can let air seep through the
home or business.
Doors and windows
Of all the areas, door and window openings can leak the most. Improper
fit, old sealers, and little or no insulation are a few of the things
that can cause air to rush in around these areas. Replacing these items
is not always affordable, but new weatherstripping or caulk can be a beneficial
solution for the short-term.
Since this is a huge opening to the outdoors, you will want to make sure
the dampener is working properly. If you find a problem, then Tom's
Mechanical can help. Our Super Service Award Winning team has the equipment,
tools, and experience to work with various models and get your building
Other places to check for leaks
Baseboards, outlets, and phone lines go through openings that can leak
air. The U.S. Government says keeping air conditioners blanketed with
an insulated cover can reduce the air flow into your home or business
during the winter months.
Air Leak Detection & Sealing in Arlington, TX
The experts at
Tom's Mechanical, Inc. can come and check your property for air leaks,
test the quality of the air, replace HVAC units, and fix your appliances in an emergency. Our company
is backed by the Building Performance Institute, and we have an A+ rating
with the Better Business Bureau.
Our 50-year history gives us the skills and experience to handle any of
your heating and cooling issues.
To get rid of drafts around your home, call us at 972-388-3669.