Energy Star info graphic: Common air leaks

Energy Star’s info graphic lists common air leaks.

Most homes in the United States don’t have enough insulation and have significant air leaks. In fact, if you added up all the leaks, holes and gaps in a typical home’s envelope, it would be the equivalent of having a window open every day of the year.

Why seal and insulate your home? There’s plenty of good reasons, according to Energy Star.

1. Save energy and money

Air that leaks through your home’s envelope and perimeter−through the outer walls, windows, doors and other openings−wastes a lot of energy and increases your utility costs. A well-sealed envelope, coupled with the right amount of insulation, can make a real difference on your utility bills.

2. Increase comfort

Sealing leaks and adding insulation can improve the overall comfort of your home and help to fix many of these common problems:

3. Reduce noise from outside

4. Reduce pollen, dust, insects and pests entering your home

5. Improve humidity control

For more information, see Energy Star.

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Compiled by Terry Barrett | AirNow Cooling & Heating, Millbrook, AL