How to Caulk Air Leaks in 6 Easy Steps

Air leaks are always a problem when it comes to energy efficiency. One way to overcome this problem is by caulking cracks that are letting air from outside get in. Caulking is a relatively simple way to seal the air leaks in your home. A tool that makes it even easier is a caulking gun. Here’s what else you’ll need: caulk, caulk gun, putty knife, paper towels or rags, and a spoon. When you have all your materials, you’re ready to start caulking.

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Air Leaks: The Cold Home Culprit

So far, the winter in Columbus, Ohio has been pretty mild. We hope it stays that way, but it’s a good idea to be prepared for the intense cold in case it does come. One common household issue that can easily compromise the warmth of your home is air leaks. Air leaks let in cold and dry air from outside and make your heating units work harder. This causes your heating costs to go up. The weather hasn’t been too cold this winter so you might be ignoring the symptoms of air leaks, but don’t let these symptoms continue all winter.

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Detecting and Sealing Air Leaks

Air leaks can be a significant deterrent to your home’s overall efficiency. Sometimes cold air can slip in your home from paces you wouldn’t normally notice. The best way to prevent air leaks from making your home uncomfortable is to call a professional like Atlas Butler and have an expert find where your home is losing energy. To help you find air leaks yourself and take action to seal them, we offer the following tips:

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