Air sealing involves applying a seal to all of the crevices in your attic, creating an air-tight seal that prevents leakage. You usually cannot see leaks in your attic because they are often very small and nearly invisible to the naked eye. However, there are some signs you can look out for. 

Here are three signs your home could benefit from air sealing.

1. Rooms Are Drafty

If you feel a regular draft in your bedrooms or common rooms, that’s a good sign that you have an air leak somewhere in your home. Leaks can happen in a variety of places, including around your chimney, plumbing, and ceiling lights, but it is particularly common in attics. 

Drafts can not only make a room uncomfortable, but they can also impact your energy bills and the indoor air quality of your home. 

2. High Energy Bills

When your attic is not sealed, conditioned air or heated air can escape, and air from the outside can enter.

When the air you are heating or air conditioning is escaping your home, your heating and AC units must work harder to keep up. If you notice your energy bill is consistently higher than you’d expect, a good place to start looking is your attic.

3. Mold or Excess Dust in Your Home

If there are leaks in your attic, you are open to unwanted particles entering the home. Mold and excess dust in the home can seriously impact your air quality and overall health. 

Even the strongest cleaning and mold mitigation techniques won’t be a long-term fix if your attic is not sealed.

Air Sealing Can Make Your Home More Comfortable and Efficient

Air sealing may not have been at the top of your home maintenance list, but it is one of the best long-term investments you can make. Insulation contractors can complete your attic air sealing quickly, improving your home’s energy efficiency and air quality and making your home more comfortable.