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How to Tell that You Need Professional Air Sealing

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Your home air conditioning and heating system may be the most efficient system available on the market today, but it can still fail to do its job without proper conditions in the home. Your heater or AC works at its best when the home is sealed tightly and properly insulated. Insulation provides a barrier through which heat cannot easily move, so that extra heat does not enter your home in the summer or leave your home in the winter. But a majority of homeowners have poorly-installed insulation, no insulation, or air leaks throughout the house, meaning their air conditioning or heating system works much harder than it has to. In this case, it’s best to call in experts for professional air sealing, to help protect your bills and keep your HVAC system running as it should for years to come.

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Benefits of Professional Air Sealing in San Antonio, TX

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

You may not have thought of your home as “leaky” before (it’s not a houseboat, after all), but air leaks in any building can lead to a massive amount of energy loss—in fact, enough small leaks in a house that you might think are innocuous can account for as much air loss as if you left the front door wide open! This means high bills and low comfort. If you have a leaky house, you will benefit from professional air sealing in San Antonio, TX that will locate where you are losing heat and then close up all the gaps, cracks, and holes with quality insulation.

You can reach professionals in air sealing in San Antonio, TX with just a phone call:

Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating has 25 years of experience with home comfort, and we can assist you with insulation repairs and replacements that will create a tight heat seal for your home.

How you will benefit from professional air sealing

The U.S. Department of Energy’s ENERGY STAR program, founded to help homeowners and businesses save money through more efficient energy use, identifies the following benefits of air sealing:

  • Better comfort: During both hot and cold weather, air leaks in a home create uncomfortable temperature shifts. Cold drafts will pour through the insulation gaps, and heat will steal indoors to make a home stuffy.
  • Reduced utility bills: The Department of Energy estimates that poor insulation in a home can waste 20% or more of the energy used to heat or cool the space. And that means 20% more work for a home’s heater and air conditioner, leading to an increase in costs. Think about shaving off a fifth off your utility bills (or more) each year! That’s was professional air sealing can do for you.
  • Improved indoor air quality: Low indoor air quality is a major health concern in the country today. Proper air sealing prevents the intrusion of dust, dirt, pollen, and increases in humidity that will negatively affect the health of people in your household.
  • Longer life for your home: Warm air that enters a home through the floor, walls, and attic can lead to condensation and water moisture—and that creates a fertile area for the growth of destructive mold, wood rot, and mildew. This will cause both short-term and long-term problems for your home. The material of your house will remain stronger for a longer period of time with air sealing keeping out the moist air.

The first step for improved air sealing in San Antonio, TX is to call the indoor air quality experts at Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating. They will find where your home is “leaking” and then install the right insulation in the proper spots so that you will have a comfortable and energy-efficient environment.

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