How to Locate Cold Air Leaks in Your Home

Most homes have leaks in them that can let in cold air during the winter. These leaks can cool down your house and drive up your winter energy bills. At Puyallup Heating & Air Conditioning in Puyallup, WA, we believe that it’s important to find and fix these leaks so that you can stay comfortable and save money in the long run. We’d be happy to assess the source of any potential cold air leaks in your residence.

Use Your Hands

The skin on your hands can be used to find some of the larger air leaks in your home. Choose a cold day when the inside of your house is warm. Run your hand around the edges of any doors or windows that open to the exterior of your home. If you feel any cold air, it’s likely an air leak. You can also use your hand to check air vents, fans, and electrical outlets.

Light a Candle

A flickering candle flame is an excellent indicator of an air leak. After turning off your central heating system, light a candle and move it along any electrical outlets, baseboards, or phone jacks.

Use an Air Leak Detector

For a more accurate assessment of air leaks, consider getting an air leak detector. When you point these devices toward areas that have leaks, they’ll detect a difference in air temperature and alert you to the leak.

Hire an HVAC Professional

When you want to find all of the leaks in your home, leave the job to a professional. At Puyallup Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ll depressurize your house using a blower fan and be able to detect any air leaks that are on the inside or outside of your residence.

Experienced HVAC Technicians

At Puyallup Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re proud to offer highly personalized AeroSeal services to find and seal air leaks in your home. Our locally owned and operated business is accredited by the BBB and has NATE-certified technicians. With more than 70 years of experience, we can handle jobs of any size or complexity. Give our office a call today to learn more about the comprehensive heating and cooling services offered by Puyallup Heating & Air Conditioning. We’re proud to offer comprehensive heating repair, installation, and maintenance services.

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