In Northwest Arkansas, summer temperatures and humidity levels soar. If your home is not well sealed around windows, doors and in other areas where there may be cracks, holes or gaps, the sticky, hot outdoor air can seep into your home. That makes for a very uncomfortable indoor environment. Therefore, it’s essential to apply weatherstripping and caulking in these areas, not only for your comfort, but to conserve energy and reduce your energy spending, as well.
It isn’t enough to slap up a piece of weatherstripping, and call it done. If it is installed properly, you can have a tight, energy-efficient home where the cool, conditioned air stays in — and the hot, humid air stays outside, where it belongs.
How should you apply weatherstripping and caulking for the greatest benefit? Here are a few tips:
This summer, keep the cool air in and the hot air out while enjoying substantial savings on energy costs. Have questions about how to apply weatherstripping? Give Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal a call today. We’re happy to help!
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about applying weatherstripping and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.