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Air Sealing in Oklahoma City, OK
Homes in Oklahoma City, OK and throughout the country today are built with energy efficiency in mind. One of the main objectives of modern construction is to trap heat during cold weather and keep it out during warmer seasons. However, many homes still have room for improvement when it comes to efficiency, and this is particularly the case for historic homes.
Many homes in the area can benefit greatly from additional air sealing in order to keep them comfortable, and to take strain off of the heating and cooling systems within. Contact Comfort Incorporated today to learn about our comprehensive air sealing services. We are a leading provider of HVAC, indoor air quality, and home energy solutions throughout the area and look forward to serving you.
Understanding What Air Sealing Does
To understand what air sealing does, you first need to know what exactly it is—the process in which home energy experts eliminate air leaks that occur throughout your Oklahoma City, OK home.
Air leaks can originate from various locations, including the spaces around plumbing pipes and electrical outlets, as well as through windows, doors, ductwork, fireplace walls, flooring, attics, and even recessed lighting. Our professionals have a number of methods that we use in order to reduce and eliminate these air leaks, ultimately improving your homes efficiency and energy usage.
Our Air Sealing Services
- Caulking: Caulk is a flexible material used to close off gaps that are less than a quarter of an inch wide that may open around stationary building components. Once our experts have determined where your home is experiencing air leaks, we provide caulking materials and services to close them up.
- Weatherstripping: For areas of your home that are not stationary—doors, operable windows—weatherstripping is necessary to eliminate air leaks. In order to determine the type and amount of weatherstripping material, we’ll need to solve your air loss problem, our professionals will first need to determine the air friction, temperature shifts, and wear and tear from the air leaks.
- Attic Air Sealing: Our professionals use a process called blower door testing to inspect your attic and determine where air is escaping. Once this is determined, we will then use the appropriate materials and equipment to effectively patch up spots in your attic where air may be leaking.
Does Your Oklahoma City, OK Home Need Air Sealing Services?
If you live in a newer home, you probably feel pretty confident that it has an effective air seal already in place. However, you might be surprised at just how much air can pass through the tiniest of spaces, and how much energy that actually costs you.
If you’ve noticed a sudden spike in your heating and cooling costs without another explanation, or you’ve noticed uneven heating or cooling throughout your home, then you should contact our team to determine if you’d benefit from professional air sealing.
Let’s say you have an older or historic home. It is safe to assume that it will need air sealing improvements over the years, even if you’ve invested in air sealing before. Weatherstripping can wear down and windows and doors can loosen on their hinges—allowing for more air leakage. Fortunately, our professionals are on the job!