How to Seal the Deal on a Low Utility Bill in Collinsville, IL this Winter

If your fall checklist includes a preventative maintenance visit to tune-up your heating system, you’re off to a great start. Another item to add to your list is inspecting the sealing in your Collinsville, IL home. Proper sealing keeps warm air in and cold air out as the temperature drops. The right sealing gives your furnace a break, consumes less energy, and keeps you more comfortable all winter long.

Closed windows and doors aren’t immune to air leaks. Cracks exist around their frames and moving parts. Instead of waiting for drafts this winter, try this quick test now. Walk around your home on a bright day and look for sunshine peeking through any cracks. If light can get through, note that air can as well.

DIY Solutions for Air Leaks available at the Hardware Store

The hardware store has some inexpensive solutions for proper sealing. Consider weather-stripping, caulk, and foam sealants. Permanent or removable weather stripping works for the top, bottom, and sides of your windows. Caulk works for the frames of windows and doors. Look for caulk that matches your trimming or paintable versions for an inconspicuous approach.

Professional Solutions for Air Leaks from Hoffmann Brothers

Windows and doors aren’t the only air leak culprits. Your attic, basement, and ductwork share the blame. Penetrations in your ceilings, floors, and walls for wires, outlets, fans, pipes, and vents open up your Collinsville, IL home to both air leaks and the outdoors. One rule of thumb is to check anywhere two different materials meet in your home, these spots are all potential source of air leaks.

The trained contractors at Hoffmann Brothers know where to look for air leaks and how to address them from any source. One popular service we perform for Collinsville, IL customers is ductwork sealing. Our ductwork repair services can help reduce the average of 20% airflow lost in the ductwork. Ducts with lose parts, holes, or disconnections can be sealed so conditioned air from your heater stays in and cold unfiltered air stays out.

Call Hoffmann Brothers in Collinsville, IL at (314) 664-3011 for a comprehensive home energy audit. We’re happy to perform your air sealing work and provide our recommendations to save on your heating bill this winter.

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