How does weather stripping help to lower my A/C bill?
If any air (either for heating or cooling) is escaping your home, it is taking your money with it! So, if your home is not properly sealed, then air is leaking out and causing your air conditioning bill to rise.
To prevent this, make sure all doors and windows are sealed with weather stripping. Since every window and door is essentially a giant hole in your home, there are plenty of opportunities for air to escape!
Here’s a little inspection you can do:
On the next cold day, run your hand over the interior casing of a
window. Is the woodwork cold? It shouldn’t be. If it is cold to the
touch, gently remove a piece of the casing and take a look behind.
You may be surprised to see just how “un-insulated” the space between the frame of the house and the frame of the window is. If one casing was not installed correctly, most likely none of them were and you are losing some of your cool or warm air…and money! Repairing your door and window casings is a fairly easy fix.
Download our free eBook 7 Ways to Lower Your Air Conditioning Costs to learn how to use weather stripping to insulate your home. You’ll also learn a few tips about sealing your duct work.