Having air leaks in your home can cause cold air to sneak in during the winter and increase your heating bills. Cold air can enter your home in a variety of ways, and Summit Heating & A/C can help you get them identified.
Use Your Hand
The skin on your hands is extremely sensitive and can pick up cold air leaks. On a cold day, turn on your heater and run your hand around the edges of any doors or windows that are on the exterior of your home. You can also check kitchen air vents and fans using this method.
Light a Candle
To find smaller leaks, use a candle flame. After lighting the candle, move it slowly around electrical outlets, baseboards, or light fixtures. If you notice the flame flickering, it can indicate that cold air is entering your space. Be sure to turn off your heating system when doing this test.
Hire a Professional
The best way to find the cold air leaks in your home is to have a professional perform a blower door test. During this procedure, they’ll depressurize your home by using a blower door fan. Once the air has been sucked out of your home, the technicians can enter and find any places where the air is leaking in. Professionals can find many small leaks around utility and plumbing openings and electrical and gas devices. They’ll also take a look at areas associated with your telephone, air conditioner, basement, and attic.
Trusted HVAC Experts
Summit Heating & A/C is ready for jobs involving heating and AC installation, replacement, maintenance, and tune-ups. Our team is also knowledgeable about heat pumps, water heaters, air cleaners and purifiers, and air filters. We have more than 20 years of experience in Denver and back our results with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. We’re NATE-certified and ready for any job.
Give Summit Heating & A/C a call today to learn more about our work.